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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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James’ Type 1 diabetes has led to many physical health complications, which have in turn impacted on his emotional health.
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.
Emma, a working mum of six-year-old twins, lives in Soham, Cambridgeshire. Devastated by her diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes, she was left to find information on her condition by herself.
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. 
Seeing his mum struggle to manage her Type 2 diabetes pushed Phylex, 44, to warn others about the risks of developing it. Now a Diabetes UK Community Champion, he educates fellow bus drivers on the
Jon put his tiredness down to stress. He's since lost four stone and no longer taking medication for his diabetes.
Ken was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at a routine health check just before his 50th birthday. 
Mark, 58, a sales professional was diagnosed with Type 2  diabetes 18 years ago.
Jason has lost 17 stone and his Type 2 diabetes is in remission after a gastric bypass.
Jay, a volunteer with Type 2 Together, was motivated to make some lifestyle changes when he was diagnosed with the condition.
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.
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
After watching her sister die from a diabetes-related illness, Julie decided that she wasn't going to ignore her own diabetes.
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