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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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Diagnosed with Type 1 aged 10, Charlotte shares her experience of how meeting other people with diabetes has really helped her in times of need.
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.
Tom started learning guitar a few years before he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes age 13.
Going to university meant having to tell a brand new set of people about my Type 1 diabetes, and that definitely made me feel nervous. I felt quite alone at the beginning.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was six years old, so have lived with the condition for most of my life. But however much experience you have of living with diabetes, moving away from
Kaja was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes towards the end of her first term at university, after what she thought was a bout of freshers' flu.  
Liam who has Type 1 diabetes met his idols at Liverpool Football Club's training ground, and won a set of signed team shirts after winning Diabetes UK's Kop Idol.
Holly has just completed her bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and gives her top tips on what to take for the trip.I know a lot of people around my age will either be doing Duke of Edinburgh
My name is Alexander. I am 17 years old. I was diagnosed withType 1 diabetesthree months ago.  
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