Teddington teen impresses royal with discussion on diabetes

Talking shop: Miles Compton with the Duchess of Cornwall

Talking shop: Miles Compton with the Duchess of Cornwall

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A diabetic teenager met the Duchess of Cornwall and a Hollywood star to talk about his condition.

Miles Compton shared his experience of living with type 1 diabetes with the Duchess and Jeremy Irvine when they met at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Teddington teenager was diagnosed at the age of 10 and at first relied on multiple insulin injections every day to control his blood glucose levels.

The Duchess is the president of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity that Miles supports, and Irvine, who played the lead role in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster War Horse, also suffers with the condition.

The 13-year-old started using an insulin pump in 2010 and during their visit on Thursday, January 31, showed the two guests how he used it.

He said: “Having injections every day can be difficult, especially for a child. Being given the pump means it’s easier for me to get on with life.

“I was delighted to meet the Duchess of Cornwall. She is really committed to JDRF and to people and their families who are affected by type 1 diabetes.”

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