...I find it strange that 2 days before the Election Dianne Abbott stood down from the cabinet "indefinitely" and yet today shes has resumed her place. Even if her type 2 diabetes is now " under control" according to Corbyn on Peston un Sunday, it does leave Labour/Abbott wide open to accusations of either misjudgement of her state of health at the time and allowing her to continue in her role as obviously something was wrong. If she was already aware of the problem i.e. it had already been diagnosed then it should never have been allowed to escalate to the point where the effects become obvious and impair someone's ability to do the job. Corbyn or someone close to her should have had a duty of care to step in. If on the other hand it she has only just started on treatment then less than two weeks after the problem came to light, it is generally recognised that depending on which type of drug is being used it is a number of weeks before the condition can be fully stabilised and the bare minimum is regarded as about 2 weeks (I know this having worked with someone with type 2 diabetes). Besides it is easy to get this information from the internet. As I have said it will leave Labour open to accusations, fair or not, that DA was shunted off to the sidelines through a lacklustre performance and the illness is a smokescreen or if genuine, her colleagues showed a complete lack of understanding of her situation and allowed it to continue.