Previously known as Zainab Masood in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, Nina Wadia has spoken out about her son’s near-death experience.
The two hosts of Monday’s episode of Morning Live discussed World Diabetes Day with former EastEnders star Nina Wadia. The actress discussed her son’s illness, which was discovered when he was 10 years old. She discussed the terrifying experience that led to her depression during their conversation.
The Morning Live host introduced the subject by revealing that Nina had been informed by the doctors that her son Aidan was just hours away from experiencing fatal organ failure.
She told the Morning Live hosts that the family was devastated and that she found the entire situation to be terrifying as his mother.
The former EastEnders star explained that her son began to drink a lot of water while they were all on vacation in Thailand.
However, they mistakenly assumed he was just incredibly thirsty because of the hot weather at the time.
She spoke of his symptoms, saying: “He was eating a lot but still very skinny and the third sign, which by the way, we didn’t know any of these signs, we discovered later.
Again, we believed he was drinking a lot of water, so it must be okay that he woke up in the middle of the night to urinate.
He simply collapsed, went limp, and rolled his eyes into the back of his head as soon as they boarded the plane to return home.
“Honestly, at that point, my world fell apart, and I was borderline hysterical on the flight.”
Nina added that Aidan was diabetic ketoacidosis and that she had been advised to give him orange juice, which she now knows is the worst thing to do.
It’s extremely risky, the actress said, because your blood sugar is so high that you can’t bring it down quickly enough, which could cause organ failure and be fatal.
She informed the hosts that they took him right away to St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where a doctor reprimanded them for giving him orange juice because he had Type 1 diabetes.
The doctor went on to inform her that her son had the most severe form of diabetes after she expressed confusion over what she had been told.
“You have to constantly inject yourself, so my entire world came crashing down,” she continued.
“I quickly descended into a very severe depression; it was terrible.”
Nina admitted that she wished she had seen the warning signs earlier so that they could have taken action.
The actress revealed that her now-15-year-old son wears a sensor on his arm that checks his blood sugar every five minutes.
It means he won’t have to prick his fingers because that part hurts, she said.
Nina revealed that she once didn’t believe her son when he said that injecting your fingers hurt more than your thigh.
He says, “Go on, do it, mom,” the celebrity continued. I yelled, “Burn this place down!
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