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BABY FOR DIABETIC MOTHER IN RESCUE.

Byline: CHARLOTTE WARD

A DIABETIC woman who met her future husband after he saved her life has given birth to a baby girl.

Birmingham nurse Sarah Troughton, 27, fell into a diabetic coma while staying at a friend's house in Nottingham.

Luckily, fellow diabetic Tom Craig, 28, recognised her symptoms and gave her a life-saving glucose injection.

When she came round the first thing she saw was her rescuer - and after a whirlwind romance the couple tied the knot last July.

Now Sarah, originally from Harborne, has given birth to a healthy baby daughter called Charlotte.

'She's absolutely perfect,' said Sarah. 'It was quite a hard pregnancy for me because of the diabetes.

'In the first few months when I had morning sickness, my blood sugar levels kept falling too low.

'There were a few hairy moments when Tom had to call for an ambulance.

'At one time we thought Charlotte would have to be born by Caesarean.

'But in the end I was induced and managed to give birth naturally.'

Lecturer Tom, 28, came to the rescue when Sarah fell into a diabetic coma in November 2001. They had only just met but he knew exactly what to do because he also suffered from diabetes and recognised her symptoms. The couple now live in Nottingham.

'With Charlotte's arrival our happiness is complete,' added Sarah. 'She's a very good baby and sleeps quite well. We don't know yet if she has diabetes because it's something that develops over time.'

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HAPPY FAMILY... Sarah, Tom and Charlotte
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 16, 2003
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