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Staffordshire school boy supports diabetes campaign

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 08, 2014

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A STAFFORDSHIRE boy is backing a national campaign to improve support in school for children with Type 1 diabetes.

Lewis Sherwood, ten, from Brinsford, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four. He travelled to Westminster with his mother Zoe and father Andy, as part of a reception held by Diabetes UK.

The charity has been running a campaign to raise awareness of a new law, which means all schools in England are legally required to provide support that children with medical conditions, such as Type 1 diabetes, need.

Lewis, who attends Whit Grave Primary School, said: “It really upset me when my old school wouldn’t let me be with my friends and join them on a school trip. The new law makes me happy as I don’t want any other boys and girls going through what I went through.

“My new school is great. All schools should be like it. They look after me and make me feel safe and happy.”

The free schools and parent pack are available to order from the Diabetes UK website at www.diabetes.org.uk/schools

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