Mum who had diabetes since age 2 died from brain injury due to low blood sugar

By Louise Roseingrave

A diabetic mother of two died of a brain injury after her blood sugars dropped to fatal levels.

Valerie Sherlock (35) from Westbrook, Balbriggan, Co Dublin was found unresponsive in bed on September 21 2015. The woman, described as “full of fun”, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 2.

She was due to celebrate her birthday the week she died and had been in “great form”, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.

Her husband Brian Sherlock said she was in good spirits the night before.

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