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This is Diabetes

Everyone’s story of life with diabetes is different. But you’re never going through it alone.

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We hope you’ll see some of your own experiences in our new campaign, which is all about showing the world what diabetes is really like. You’ll hear the stories of people like you, who live with diabetes day in, day out. 

£ 66 million

We’ve invested millions into diabetes research over the last decade alone, thanks to your donations. With your help, we’re getting closer to a cure.

1,000,000 posts

Join the conversation with 23,268 other people sharing their advice and experiences on our online forum.

2 million checks

Our Know Your Risk tool calculates your risk of diabetes and instantly emails you practical tips and lifestyle advice.


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Stories: This is Diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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Jon's story: Joining the diabetes football community helped my mental health

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Stories: This is Diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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Travelling and managing diabetes: Ted's story

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Stories: This is Diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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DIABETES WEEK: An early diagnosis and lifestyle change can help put type 2 diabetes into remission: Bupe's story

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Stories: This is Diabetes

Read inspiring stories from people whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Discover how they have overcome challenges in everyday life, to show you that you're not alone.

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Reena's story: my experience with gestational diabetes

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Video: What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2. They're different conditions, but they’re both serious.

Video: Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. About 10% of people with diabetes have Type 1. 

Video: Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. About 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2.


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