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Do you have a story about 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 or being affected by diabetes, or simply to show that – whatever your situation – you're not alone.

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Kaja
Kaja was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after her first term at uni.
John
John, a retired social worker and former Merchant Navy Chaplin, didn’t face up to having Type 2 d
Shivali
Growing up in a big household, every day was a feast for Shivali Modha.

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In memory of her mum who died in 2012 at the age of 68 from diabetes complications, Debbie saw first-hand the devastating effects of diabetes and decided this year she wanted to raise funds to ensu
Becky, 42, from Devon recently took part in the Bath Half Marathon.
Kaja was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after her first term at uni. It was a huge shock but the uni, her new friends, her mum and brother supported her.
Sue is a nurse and a mum of two boys. Her youngest son Oliver has Type 1 diabetes. Through work, Sue got emotional and mental health support from a clinical psychologist.
John, a retired social worker and former Merchant Navy Chaplin, didn’t face up to having Type 2 diabetes for seven years, despite pleas from his family and medical staff and clear warning signs.
After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Charlotte’s anxiety meant she couldn’t leave the house. But after s
Sarah runs a local diabetes group in Newport. She wanted to offer other members extra support when they had pressing questions outside of their meetings.
After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 13, Mel took up athletics to take control of her diabetes, and hasn’t looked back.
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