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St Josemaría was diagnosed as having severe diabetes, which he continued to suffer from until 1954. To judge by external symptoms, the illness must have existed for some time previously; he used to get home extremely tired, with severe headaches and attacks of fever, which he attributed to the exhausting amount of work he was doing. After the diagnosis he did not change his lifestyle or his commitment to the apostolate except when he was actually confined to bed.