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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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Chris Pennell, 31, is currently in his 11th season at Worcester Warriors and was capped for Engla
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Zahoor realised he needed to make changes when his cousin developed serious diabetes complication

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Andy and Danielle are running the Great North Run in September to support people affected by diabetes.
Chris Pennell, 31, is currently in his 11th season at Worcester Warriors and was capped for England against the All Blacks. He was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 19.  
Having overcome a series of diabetes-related challenges during the last 30 years, Anna is taking on a new type of challenge - running a half marathon.
Rekha, 66, a Community Champion for Diabetes UK shares her experience during Volunteering Week.         
Courtney has had to face many challenges after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, aged 9. Now 20, she is taking on a skydive to raise awareness about diabetes and to show others that they
Erin, 46, from Twickenham, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. She has been self-funding flash glucose monitoring for a year.
Carole, 68, was diagnosed with LADA, a form of Type 1 diabetes, at age 62. Having lost both her father and brother to diabetes complications
Zahoor realised he needed to make changes when his cousin developed serious diabetes complications.
Mairi wasn't sure whether she could complete the 1 Million Step Challenge at first.
Mohammed has never done any running but is taking on the challenge to support his daughter Evie, 5, who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  
Sue Briggs, 63, lives in South West England with her husband Jeremy. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago.  
Diagnosed at the age of 12, James knew very little about diabetes.
Aman, who has Type 1 diabetes, took on the London Bridges Challenge with his family to show his support for people affected by diabetes, and to take on the 10 mile challenge.
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