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Roxy Horner shares that an electronic device helped to save her life as she details life-threatening

‘I’m beyond grateful’: Roxy Horner shares that an electronic device helped to save her life as she details life-threatening ordeal which saw her blood glucose level drop

  • The 31-year-old model was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in May 2021
  • Detailing the recent scare, she explained that the device notified friends and family of her low blood glucose level
  • Roxy described the ordeal as ‘frightening’, explaining her gratitude to tech, family and friends 

Roxy Horner has shared that an electronic device helped to save her life this week,  alerting family and friends when she experienced a life threatening diabetic hypo. 

The model and actress, who is dating comedian Jack Whitehall, revealed that she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2021.

And detailing a recent scare, the 31-year-old explained that she was ‘beyond grateful’ for the device, with her family and friends coming to help with the ‘frightening’ scare.

‘I’m beyond grateful’: Roxy Horner, 31, has shared that an electronic device helped to save her life as she detailed life-threatening ordeal which saw her blood glucose level drop last week

Roxy wears an electronic device which monitors her blood glucose level and sends a message and alarm to her and others phones when it is dangerously low. 

She shared a screenshot of the Dexcom, a diabetes management app to her Instagram Stories, withe the app appearing to save her during the medical emergency.

Writing over the shot, she penned: ‘I still find it frightening when I have a hypo alone as I can go unconscious & I’m still learning that when I’m sick it’s different and more difficult to manage.

‘I’m beyond grateful to have @dexcomuk which alerted my people, she added.

Condition: Roxy revealed that she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2021

Condition: Roxy revealed that she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2021

Device: Roxy wears an electronic device which monitors her blood glucose level and sends a message and alarm to her and others phones when it is dangerously low

Device: Roxy wears an electronic device which monitors her blood glucose level and sends a message and alarm to her and others phones when it is dangerously low

What is Type 1 Diabetes?  

Type 1 diabetes causes the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood to become too high.

It happens when your body cannot produce enough of a hormone called insulin, which controls blood glucose.

You need daily injections of insulin to keep your blood glucose levels under control.

Managing type 1 diabetes can take time to get used to, but you can still do all the things you enjoy. This guide is here to help.

Type 1 diabetes is not linked with age or being overweight – these things are linked with type 2 diabetes.

 Source: NHS

Later sharing a picture relaxing with friends and family, she explained: ‘So the past week my diabetes has been super hard to control due to not being well.

‘All I can say is thank god for @dexcomuk alerting my friends and family.’

A hypo, also called hypoglycaemia, is a low blood sugar level, and happens when the level of sugar (glucose) in blood drops too low. 

People who struggle with diabetes need daily injections of insulin to keep your blood glucose levels under control. 

 A low blood sugar level can be dangerous and cause brain death if it’s not treated quickly. 

Roxy has previously spoke openly about struggling with diabetes, being diagnosed in May 2021 after suffering low energy levels, ‘appalling’ memory and continual sickness.

Earlier this year, she admitted to having a ‘rough time’ with the condition as she struggled to handle her glucose levels.

Opening up to her 199k Instagram followers, she explained: ‘I’ve been having a really rough time managing my glucose levels the past few weeks, they are yo-yoing for absolutely no reason.

‘I throw up when I go too high and I’ve had a few too many hypos for my liking lately. 

Opening up: Later sharing a picture relaxing with friends and family, she explained: 'So the past week my diabetes has been super hard to control due to not being well

Opening up: Later sharing a picture relaxing with friends and family, she explained: ‘So the past week my diabetes has been super hard to control due to not being well

Roxy, who was diagnosed a month before her 30th birthday, has also previously praised her comedian boyfriend Jack for his support.

The pair have been together for two years and live in Notting Hill together – with Jack by her side when the model was diagnosed.

She told The Sun earlier this year: ‘Jack’s been my absolute rock, he’s so lovely.

“He was there when I got diagnosed. My parents and my family live in Australia, so he has been my family. We’re amazing.”

Supportive: Roxy, who was diagnosed a month before her 30th birthday, has also previously praised her comedian boyfriend Jack for his support

Supportive: Roxy, who was diagnosed a month before her 30th birthday, has also previously praised her comedian boyfriend Jack for his support

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