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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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Harry's story: Membership made me feel like I'm not alone

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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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