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Woman almost faints as Obama 'talks too long'

A woman standing behind President Obama in the Rose Garden for his Obamacare pitch Monday almost fainted about 20 minutes into his remarks.

People standing around here, and the president himself, helped keep her upright before she was helped off the stage.

President Barack Obama holds onto Karmel Allison who has Type 1 Diabetes and felt light headed while he was delivering remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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President Barack Obama holds onto Karmel Allison who has Type 1 Diabetes and felt light headed while he was delivering remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama turned to her and said, "I'm right here. I got you. No, no, you're OK. This happens when I talk too long."

The White House said the woman, Karmel Allison, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was 9.

She later tweeted that she just felt a little lightheaded.


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