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Do you have a story about living diabetes to help or encourage others? Whatever your story and experience, we would be delighted to hear from you.

These are stories of people from all walks of life. Each one is there to inspire, to highlight different aspects of living with diabetes, or simply to show that – whatever your situation – you're not alone.

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Sara is running the Bath Half marathon with her son Matt who has Type 1 diabetes.
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Jonsel, 40, has lived hard and played hard as a professional footballer, pop star and actor.
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For Katy, having Type 1 diabetes can sometimes feel like having to take an annoying child everywh

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26-year-old David lives in Newport, Wales and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 19 years old.
Sara is running the Bath Half marathon with her son Matt who has Type 1 diabetes. Here she shares her experience of raising a child with the condition.
Jonsel, 40, has lived hard and played hard as a professional footballer, pop star and actor.
Sophie was in her final year at university when her aunt Becky was taken into hospital with complications related to her Type 1 diabetes.
Jade is taking on Swim22 2018, her fourth – and toughest – challenge for Diabetes UK yet.
For Katy, having Type 1 diabetes can sometimes feel like having to take an annoying child everywhere she goes – including on a night out.
Jodie grew up experiencing the effects of her Mum’s Type 1 diabetes. Through running with, TeamDUK she’s found another way to continue to show her support.
I started the DiRECT trial after talking to my district nurse and Professor Roy Taylor. Around 16 weeks later, I was told my diabetes was in remission.
Seven-year-old Harriet was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January 2017 and features in our Christmas appeal
I was shocked to be told I had Type 2 diabetes.
I was 59 when I was told I had Type 2 diabetes. It came at a difficult time – just months after I’d had a heart attack in 2011.
I was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2015 but this is not where my diabetes story begins.
A big night out drinking didn't go to plan for Max when he had a hypo on the way home. And his mates had no idea he had Type 1 diabetes.
When Harini from London was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, it spurred her on to get out of her comfort zone and change her inactive lifestyle.
After nearly 40 years with Type 1, Kate’s life has been revolutionised by new diabetes technology.
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