RNZ statement on Guyon Espiner
Earlier this week RNZ’s Morning Report co-presenter Guyon Espiner was admitted to hospital with a diabetic emergency.
He has been discharged from hospital today and has been given a provisional diagnosis of being a Type One insulin dependent diabetic.
"I had no idea. It was a pretty big shock," Espiner said. "As a long-distance runner who keeps a close eye on his diet it was the last thing I expected. I guess it shows this can affect people at any age and stage."
Espiner is at home now and getting to terms with the regime which goes with Type One diabetes, administering insulin and matching blood sugar levels.
"The good news is you can live a normal lifestyle - you just have to get used to managing it."
he wanted to thank everyone who had sent in their best
wishes and he planned to be back on Morning Report late next