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Grantham Journal letter: Indebted to those who helped me


My name is Neil Gilbert. I am 48 and diabetic type one.

I wish to thank everyone who stopped and helped me, when on Monday around 6.30pm to 7.30pm I was walking home up Dysart Road next to the Plumb Centre with two of my children when I had a severe Diabetic Hypo (low blood sugar of 1.8 - 4 and below is classed as a hypo).

I don’t remember all of what happened, I could hear and see, but not respond, some people might have thought I was drunk as some of my muscles were going into spasm, legs and arms fighting for the little sugar there was in my blood.

I remember a man saying “let’s get him into the recovery position”. I later heard him say he had just taken a first aid course two days earlier, it could not have been easy for them as I am quite tall - 6 feet 8 inches.

I would also like to say thank you to the two paramedics that arrived and stayed with me and got me back to my feet and the land of the living.

These two guys who spend their time helping people like me do it as volunteers and I really appreciate what they do.

Neil Gilbert



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