What happened next?
All proceeded smoothly for a few months until July, when Jellicoe started vomiting and lost interest in food. It transpired that he was severely dehydrated and constipated and had developed diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) DKA is a very serious condition and occurs when the body lacks enough insulin to release sugar into the cells for energy. In that case, the liver breaks down fat for fuel, producing acids called ketones in the process. Jellicoe was put on a drip and hospitalised for six days and his insulin dosage was adjusted. He came home, but after four days he had to go back to hospital for three days.
At the end of July he was referred to a specialist practice, where he stayed for six days. His insulin was changed and all proceeded smoothly until the middle of October, when he stopped eating.