Local woman nearly faints behind Obama on stage

Local woman nearly faints behind Obama on stage


[trib_ndn vid=25279593]SAN DIEGO — A pregnant and diabetic San Diego woman who stood behind President Barack Obama at a news conference Monday nearly passed out before she was caught by the president and others.

Obama was making remarks on glitches in the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act when Karmel Allison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 9 years old, took a deep breath and began closing her eyes.

As the president spoke, she fell slightly back and was held up by a woman next to her, a man behind her and Obama, who turned around and grabbed her.

“You’re okay, I got you, you’re okay,” the president could be heard telling Allison.

Before she was escorted away from the White House Rose Garden, Obama turned back to reporters and said, “This happens when I talk too long.”

Allison, who works in computational biology at UC…

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