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Pregnant Charlotte Dawson In Tears As She Struggles To Inject Herself After Diabetes Diagnosis

Pregnant Charlotte Dawson In Tears As She Struggles To Inject Herself After Diabetes Diagnosis

Pregnant Charlotte Dawson has shared her struggle to inject herself following her diabetes diagnosis, in a series of emotional Instastories.

The former Ex On The Beach star recently shared that she has been diagnosed with pregnancy-related diabetes, and now has to inject herself regularly.

But a frustrated and emotional Charlotte revealed to her Instagram followers that she had broken six lancet needles, used to test her own blood, saying that she "can't get enough blood out". Watch here:

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Chatting to camera, she said: "I've jabbed myself six times now.

"I know it's not like a full-blown jab but oh my god, I just can't get enough blood, I don't know what to do."

Holding her needle pack up for her followers to see, Charlotte continued: "I've wasted so many needles and stuff, oh God I hate this."

"I physically give up. I've tried to do seven jabs and they're not working.

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(Credit: Charlotte Dawson / Instagram)
(Credit: Charlotte Dawson / Instagram)

"It's not f***ing working. Oh God. I can't even cope, my head is completely gone with this s**t!"

Telly star Charlotte, 28, is expecting a baby with her fiancée, rugby player Matthew Sarsfield. She is due in January.

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She recently shared the news that she had been diagnosed with pregnancy-related diabetes on Instagram.

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Charlotte said: "My darlings, I had a little mini scare... I've had such a smooth run pregnancy thought it was too good to be true... well apart from being soooo drained & tired. Well this explains why I have been!

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"I got a phone call saying I've got diabetes and it was really high my result, which has knocked me."

The mum-to-be went on to say that she was "petrified of needles" and was trying to eat as healthy a diet as possible.

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She said: "I know people will be like, 'well your diet is horrendous you live off chips & gravehhh'. Yes my diet isn't the best, but I have been trying!

"With my homemade soups smoothies etc but my nurse said it's not bad diet that brings it on, but I have to cut junk out now. Which is terrifying but anything for my baby boyo, I'm just scared.

The reality star is expecting a baby with rugby player Matthew Sarsfield (Credit: Charlotte Dawson / Instagram)
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"I have no other words, petrified of needles. Having to jab myself 4 times a day is sooo scary."

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For more information on pregnancy-related diabetes, you can visit the NHS website.

Featured Image Credit: Charlotte Dawson / Instagram

Topics: Celebrity News, Pregnant

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