Married At First Sight star diagnosed with life changing disease after hospital dash and 1.5 stone weight loss

Married At First Sight star diagnosed with life changing disease after hospital dash and 1.5 stone weight loss

A MARRIED At First Sight star has been diagnosed with a life-changing condition after losing almost two stone.
Earlier this month, we reported how the E4 personality had been rushed to hospital.
6A Married At First Sight star has been dealt a life-altering diagnosis
6JJ Slater has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after a hospital. dash earlier this monthCredit: Instagram / @johnjoeslater
6The Essex businessman was told how his body had ‘deteriorated’ prior to his diagnosisCredit: Instagram
Now Essex businessman JJ Slater, 31, has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, according to MailOnline.
He was told how his body had “deteriorated” and that his “life would never be the same” due to the condition.
JJ’s weight dropped from 13.3 stone to 12 stone ahead of his medical emergency.
He told the publication of his symptoms and said: “I was waking up four to five times needing the toilet.

“Then I started to lose weight quite quickly. I lost about a stone and a half in three weeks, but I was still eating the same and going to the gym every day.”
He added: “I hadn’t changed anything, but my body was deteriorating so I knew something was wrong.
“I was getting lightheaded often, I was on the sofa watching TV and then stood up and fell to the floor… so, I knew something wasn’t right.
“I had a blood test and my doctor said I probably wouldn’t hear anything until after Christmas, but I woke up the following morning to three missed calls from 111 and voicemails saying ‘as soon as you wake up, go to hospital’ … I have never woken up so quickly.

“I panicked thinking it was the worst news.”
The reality TV star – who initially married Bianca Petronzi, 29, but later returned to the experiment with Ella Morgan, 30 – found that his blood sugar had plummeted to dangerously high levels.
This sparked the potential for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – when the body enters ketosis.
When there isn’t enough glucose in the body to burn for energy, the body uses fat instead and this produces a type of chemical called ketones.
According to the NHS, a sweet-smelling breath can indicate the presence of the condition.
Previously the clothes designer shared a snap on his Instagram of him lying in a hospital bed with heart monitors strapped to his chest.
JJ captioned the shot, which was shared to his stories, “Happy Wednesday” followed by a heart hands and crying emojs.
He added beneath with an asterisk: “I’m doing ok btw”.
At the time, a rep for JJ told The Sun: “He fell ill and was taken to hospital and they are running tests which is all we know at this stage.”
Meanwhile, The Sun previously exclusively reported how fashion designer JJ was in talks to join TOWIE.
JJ certainly has the makings of a lavish screen star, with his jet-setting lifestyle and posh nights out.

A source was first to tell us: “JJ has made quite the impact on Married At First Sight, thanks to all the headlines generated by him ‘wife swapping’ with Ella, and he’s caught the eye of Towie bosses.
“They think he would be a perfect fit for their show – he’s from Essex, he looks good and having starred on MAFS, clearly knows how to bring drama.”
6JJ, 31, dropped more than a stone in weightCredit: Instagram
6JJ starred on MAFS and brought the drama after returning to the experiment with a different brideCredit: Eroteme
6The Sun exclusively reported how the clothing designer was tipped for a spot in TOWIECredit: Instagram

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