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

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A year after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Aruna suffered a diabetes burnout and lost her motivation to manage her condition.
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.
Dave’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes at the age of five triggered a huge range of emotions, including anger and denial.
Sascha is passionate about raising awareness of just how hard coping day to day with diabetes can be.
As a teenager Katie started having daily panic attacks brought on by managing her Type 1 diabetes.
After developing gestational diabetes during both of her pregnancies, Zena was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes shortly after the birth of her second child.
Kaja was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after her first term at uni. It was a huge shock but the uni, her new friends, her mum and brother supported her.
John, a retired social worker and former Merchant Navy Chaplin, didn’t face up to having Type 2 diabetes for seven years, despite pleas from his family and medical staff and clear warning signs.
Fiercely competitive from a young age, when boxer Muhammad Ali had his application for a professional licence rejected because of diabetes, he dealt a knockout blow to discrimination in sport.
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