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'I was rushed to hospital days before the Britain's Got Talent final - I didn’t know if I’d make it'

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Ball has battled his diabetes since he was eight years old, with restless nights and hospital dashes, including just days before the Britain's Got Talent final

The s econdary school teacher turned singing sensation has since been fitted with a new technology to help manage his diabetes which will soon be offered to other type 1 sufferers across the UK. Tom, 26, who hails from West Sussex, near Brighton – and married his fiancée back in November 2022 – stole the hearts of the nation when he took to the stage in 2022 to audition for Britain's Got Talent. Last month, it was announced that people who suffer from type 1 diabetes will be offered the new technology, an artificial pancreas, which Tom has fitted to help manage their condition.

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