A 12-year-old boy who was 24 hours away from being in a diabetic coma, has raised money for a national diabetic charity.

Henry Hawley, who attends the Chalfont Community College, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at Wexham Park Hospital.

He has since needed up to seven to eight daily injections with his mum, Alix Hawley, stating that ‘there is not enough awareness between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.’

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So, to promote World Diabetes Day, which was on Saturday, November 14, Henry managed to raise an incredible £345 for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) – a charity that aims to cure type 1 diabetes.

Alix said: “Henry and our family don’t ever get a minute without the worry of his levels dropping him which can put him in a coma to the highs where he has tummy ache.

“All he wants to do is sleep and lie down and feels rubbish.

“We and the school have been so proud of how he has come out of his box hiding away not feeling like a normal 10/11-year-old boy should be.”

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To raise awareness, Henry, along with the school’s principle, Russell Denial who is also diabetic, led an assembly over Zoom to over 1,500 students explaining his life as a type 1 diabetic.

This prompted people to donate through the school’s parentpay donation page.