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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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In 2011, Diabetes UK funded a groundbreaking research trial at Newcastle University that aimed to mimic the effects of weight loss surgery using a less invasive approach and to clarify the mechanis
Richard recalls how cell transplants made him the first Type 1 diabetic in the UK able to stop taking insulin. It followed several years of experiencing hypo unawareness.
Dr Roman Hovorka is working on a five-and-a-half-year project to generate a first-generation artificial pancreas prototype and evaluate its ability to improve blood glucose control at home and redu
Two BBC staff members from Glasgow hoping to help find better treatments for Type 1 diabetes took off to America to take part in the New York Marathon on 1 November, 2015. Maureen Macleod,
Portraits of Dr Timothy Tree, Senior Lecturer at Kings College School Of Medicine. Photographed in the diabetes research labs, Tim has also had Type 1 diabetes for 32 years and is a pump user.
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