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Your Stories

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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After developing gestational diabetes during both of her pregnancies, Zena was diagnosed with Typ
Kaja was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after her first term at uni.
John, a retired social worker and former Merchant Navy Chaplin, didn’t face up to having Type 2 d

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Neil has Type 2 diabetes bought on by lifestyle changes and family links.
Sara works in a hospital and lives in Southend. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2015, she’s been determined to control her condition by diet and physical activity rather than take metformin.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007, Pam has since struggled with the emotional impact of having the condition, not helped by a lack of support from her
Nicki’s shock diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes out of the blue has had a big impact on her life.
Following an injury to his back, Rob became a lot less active and was told he had prediabetes – which then developed into a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
Graeme will be taking on the One Million Step Challenge a year after being diagnosed with Type 2 diab
After developing gestational diabetes during both of her pregnancies, Zena was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes shortly after the birth of her second child.
Growing up in a big household, every day was a feast for Shivali Modha. Her identity was bound up with her love of food, until a struggle with diabetes gave her a new appetite for life. 
Graham grew up with a twin brother that had Type 1 diabetes. Twenty years later Graham was diagnosed with Type 2, which came as a surprise as he didn't fit the profile.
When Corinne developed Type 2 diabetes 30 years ago, a lack of information led to complications.
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