By MailOnline Reporter
Published: 02:24 BST, 30 March 2020 | Updated: 02:26 BST, 30 March 2020
Last week, type 1 diabetic Sarah Hall spent her 26th birthday recuperating from coronavirus.
In a harrowing account, she described her experience of being a young woman with underlying health conditions who caught the deadly Covid-19, to the Telegraph newspaper.
In addition to type 1 diabetic, Sarah suffers from a condition called A1AT that affects her lungs and liver.
At the beginning of March, Sarah began to feel unwell but chalked her fatigue down to the stresses of teaching. She then began to notice that she felt more susceptible to the cold than usual.
Sarah Hall battled against Covid-19 and won despite having pre-existing conditions
The day after that she developed a cough and was advised by her place of work to self-isolate for fourteen days.
After a call to the NHS 111 line, she and those on the other end of the phone call began to strongly suspected she had the virus.
Sarah had begun to feel lightheaded, as though she was about to faint all the time. She tried to remain calm, take in lots of fluids and keep her mind off Covid-19.
Two days later, she though she was on the way to recovery. Her breathing became easier and her fever had subsided.
But by the afternoon she was sweating. She flopped on the couch and began vomiting, losing consciousness, coughing and struggling to breath.
Her fever waxed and waned over the