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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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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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Coming together to make a lifestyle change A free running club that offers 10-week programmes to train runners from zero to hero
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
In early 2011, Tony lost his sister to Type 1 diabetes. Here he shares the story of how his loss has led to his extreme challenge to support our work.
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.
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
Karen was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 10 years ago. After a series of set backs, including the loss of her sister-in-law to complications related to Type 1 diabetes, Karen decided she wanted to 
Rachel Salt's son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 17. After a difficult spell he fell in to a coma and ended up in intensive care.
Josh is 12 years old and his grandfather, 'Gumps', lives with Type 2 diabetes and his cousin Evie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 10.
Hannah and Jacob Kunert who both have Type 1 diabetes are taking on the Tough Mudder challenge in May.
Steve, 29 from Glasgow, scaled the legendary Old Man of Hoy.
Andrea, 50, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 18 years ago, aged 32.
Diane understands diabetes having lived with the condition from an early age.
Sophie was in her final year at university when her aunt Becky was taken into hospital with complications related to her Type 1 diabetes.
Tracy's catalyst for getting fitter was her mum's death from diabetes-related complications
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
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