Man develops type 1 diabetes after 2m leap

His athleticism was rewarded with destruction of pancreatic beta-cell function

A 40-year-old man has achieved the dubious honour of being the first person to develop fulminant type 1 diabetes after a leap off a high platform.

The man developed abdominal pain when he jumped from a 2m platform, according to the case study presented to the US Endocrine Society’s conference in New Orleans on Sunday.