Joe gets a chance to grill MPs on diabetes

TALK Monique Cobbold from North End with her son Joseph who has been invited to talk to MPs about diabetes
TALK Monique Cobbold from North End with her son Joseph who has been invited to talk to MPs about diabetes
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YOUNG Joseph Cobbold has faced daily injections since the age of four when he was diagnosed with diabetes.

The 12-year-old suffers from type 1 diabetes – which means his body is unable to produce enough insulin to break down glucose in foods.

Joseph, of Nelson Avenue, North End, needs to inject himself with insulin after each meal or snack.

Today he will be one of 60 people who is due to meet MPs in the Houses of Parliament to raise more awareness of the condition.

He will also get the chance to grill Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt.

He said: ‘I want to talk to help raise awareness of the condition and help make a difference.’

Joseph was picked for the visit through a writing competition held by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.