Pregnant Charlotte Dawson breaks down in tears after struggling to inject herself after being diagnosed with diabetes

Pregnant Charlotte Dawson breaks down in tears after struggling to inject herself after being diagnosed with diabetes

PREGNANT Charlotte Dawson broke down in tears after struggling to inject herself after being diagnosed with diabetes.

The TV personality, 28, was recently diagnosed with pregnancy related diabetes and has to inject herself four times a day throughout.

However, Charlotte told her Instagram followers on her Stories that she broke six lancet needles – which she uses to test her blood – but couldn't get enough blood out.

Speaking to her followers, 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."

She then begins to cry and as she wipes away her tears, she continues: "I've wasted so many needles and stuff, oh God I hate this."

After trying another one, she then returned to the camera, saying: "I physically give up. I've tried to do seven jabs and they're not working.


What is pregnancy related diabetes?

Pregnancy related diabetes – known as gestational diabetes – is when someone has high blood pressure that develops while pregnant.

  • It normally disappears after pregnancy
  • The disorder can begin at any stage of pregnancy, but is most common in the second or third trimester
  • It means the body cannot produce enough insulin – the hormone used to regulate blood sugar
  • It is treatable with insulin injections
  • People are more at risk if a parent or sibling has diabetes

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

The reality star – who is engaged to rugby star Matthew Sarsfield – revealed she had a baby scare earlier this weekend.

Charlotte was rushed to hospital on Saturday night – just one day after being diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes.

While in hospital, the former Ex On The Beach star was given a scan by concerned doctors after her baby had stopped kicking for 48 hours.


Thankfully, her baby son's heartbeat was "normal".

Sharing the news on Instagram, 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!!

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

Charlotte's dad Les, who is one of Britain's most treasured comedians, also suffered from diabetes.

She added: "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. 

"I have no other words, petrified of needles.. having to jab myself 4 times a day is sooo scary."

Back in August, Charlotte revealed her baby's due date is January 25 – just a week before her late dad Les' 90th birthday.

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