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

These are the diabetes stories of people from all walks of life, who were happy to share their experiences. 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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Laura, 24, and Zoe, 26, have been friends all their lives.
Jay, a volunteer with Type 2 Together, was motivated to make some lifestyle changes when he was
Exercise is a key way that people can manage their diabetes, but finding the time to fit it into

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Laura, 24, and Zoe, 26, have been friends all their lives.
Exercise is a key way that people can manage their diabetes, but finding the time to fit it into your daily schedule isn’t always easy.
Jay, a volunteer with Type 2 Together, was motivated to make some lifestyle changes when he was diagnosed with the condition.
Tracy's catalyst for getting fitter was her mum's death from diabetes-related complications
Saad was a student at De Montfort University in Leicester. 
When 64-year-old Eddie was told three years ago by his GP that if he didn’t stop smoking he risked amputation, he went home and had a think.  Diabetes doesn't stop you working out
I am 38-years-old and have been with my partner for almost four years.
A successful campaign by Corinne Wykes for a local footcare team to treat people with serious foot problems has led to a dramatic fall in amputation rates.
Pat is supporting the Putting Feet First Campaign to make sure we can help prevent more amputations like the one she experienced.  The experience of having a toe removed was emotionally t
  Since retiring, Zahoor, left, helps support others with Type 2 diabetes. He is pictured with Tania, another Diabetes UK volunteer
Ben changed his lifestyle to help his depression and his marriage 13 years after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.Told he had the condition at the age of 31, it wasn't until the age of
A family history of diabetes inspired a primary school teacher from Teesside to run the Bupa Great North Run for Diabetes UK.The run was the third time Nikki Fothergill has taken part in t
A crack in my husband's heel led to the threat of losing his leg.My story is a warning to others. In December last year, my husband Jim had a crack in his heel.
After watching her sister die from a diabetes-related illness, Julie decided that she wasn't going to ignore her own diabetes.
Robert recalls how he didn't let diabetes interfere with his lifestyle until one day he was forced to take diabetes seriously.I am Type 2 diagnosed about seven years ago.
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