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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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Sandra and David Thomson took on 1 Million Steps in 2017. Here’s Sandra’s story:
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
John Roberts, who was a patient representative on the NICE guideline development group talks about his experience of diabetes and the importance
Bob, who  has been raising funds for Diabetes Scotland since 2012, has collected over £5,000.
Diabetes UK Community Champion Tabassuma Akramul, who features on BBC1's Inside Out programme (East Midlands), highlights the importance of raising awareness of Type 2 diabetes within her communit
Rose – who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1953 – thanks DAFNE for better control of her Type 1 diabetes. My story begins in October 1953 when I first taken ill and diagnosed with a
After 20 years of living with diabetes, Jenni thought she knew everything she needed to know.
After going on a course about managing her diabetes, Rebecca is humbled to have met so many extraordinary people living the condition.I am a long-term diabetic and have had Type one diabet
Lisa tells why she will keep asking for the 15 healthcare essentials and explains how DAFNE changed her life.I have had Type 1 diabetes since I was 19 (I am 22 years now), and have been on
Claire Vine became a diabetes nurse to support others, as she herself was supported.She runs the Type 1 'Sweet' course for the North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), which she say
"My story begins in October 1953 when I first taken ill and was diagnosed with appendicitis aged nine years.  I can remember lying on my grans se
Alan, Administrator for the Diabetes Support Forum, explains why the forum was set up and how it provides a platform for people to share and exchange information.I’m Alan, and I am the Adm
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