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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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Our family signed up to go on the Type 1 Family Weekender because our four year old daughter, Olivia, had been dia
I met Martin at a Diabetes UK summer camp in 2000. We were both there as volunteers.
For Katy, having Type 1 diabetes can sometimes feel like having to take an annoying child everywhere she goes – including on a night out.  
A big night out drinking didn't go to plan for Max when he had a hypo on the way home. And his mates had no idea he had Type 1 diabetes.  
Tom started learning guitar a few years before he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes age 13.
Going to university meant having to tell a brand new set of people about my Type 1 diabetes, and that definitely made me feel nervous. I felt quite alone at the beginning.
Laura, 24, and Zoe, 26, have been friends all their lives.
When Sophie first met her boyfriend, talking about her Type 1 diabetes wasn't the easiest thing for her. Now, ten years later, she shares her tips for managing Type 1 in a relationship.
Oliver and his mum Sue would like to share the video they made about Oliver's diabetes.
Lois told her boyfriend Nick all about her Type 1 diabetes from the start, meaning he knew just what to do when she had a huge hypo a few dates in.
Blogger Natalie Welshwas diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in May this year.
"I was diagnosed with Type 1 in August 2002 at the age of 16, after visiting my GP complaining of being tired weight loss all the usual (at the t
18-year-old Sophie looks back on life with Type 1 and her diagnosis when she was aged four.
Despite being told by his doctor he couldn't do certain things, Matt has achieved his goals and puts it down to good control and a positive frame of mind.In 2000, at the age of 13, I was d
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