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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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Seeing his mum struggle to manage her Type 2 diabetes pushed Phylex, 44, to warn others about the
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Karen, 49, didn't realise the seriousness of Type 2 when she was diagnosed at 39. As a result, he
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Chris needed a below-the-knee amputation because of his diabetes.

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Andrew, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2014 is taking on the London Marathon 2019 to show that anything really is possible.
Barbara is taking on the Great Manchester Run 2019 because she wants to promote the importance of Diabetes UK and the support it provides to families and professionals. 
Ramona, 50, was initially diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2009. She changed her diet and lifestyle, losing seven and a half stone.
When Corinne developed Type 2 diabetes 30 years ago, a lack of information led to complications
Sandra Tweddell has lived with diabetes for 57 years and has seen some remarkable changes in treatments and attitudes towards the condition in that time.
Diagnosed with diabetes shortly before his 40th birthday, Anthony was determined to take control of his condition for the sake of his family.
A year after her son’s diabetes diagnosis, Kathryn and her family are getting to grips with the condition.
Olivia, who attended our Type 1 family event as a nine-year-old girl, benefitted so much from the weekend, she's now a regular volunteer.
Fiercely competitive from a young age, when boxer Muhammad Ali had his application for a professional licence rejected because of diabetes, he dealt a knocko
I decided to run the bath half marathon as I was diagnosed as Type 2 in April 2018 and it turned my world upside down
From the desk to the pedals Cycling enthusiasts take on challenge in support of their colleague 'King' Ed who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 6 years ago
Danny took part in Swim22 2018. He was kind enough to share his story before taking part and also after he completed the challenge. Life after Swim22
Nusrat, a specialist dietitian, has volunteered at our children's events three times. Hear why she finds the experience so rewarding - and what a typical week looks like. 
Ian, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 13, is taking on the London Marathon 2019 because he believes it represents the marathon task that every person diagnosed with diabetes faces on a
Having been a keen runner in her teen years, Helen got back into running last year, aged 42, after her stepfather passed away.
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