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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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Chris needed a below-the-knee amputation because of his diabetes.
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Sarah realised she needed to start taking her diabetes seriously and began with learning more abo

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Ten years ago fast thinking on behalf of Lizzy's mum probably saved her life. Find out from Lizzy why she's taken on the 1 Million Step Challenge this summer to support Diabetes UK  
It wasn't until Sara was in her 50s that she started running.
Chris needed a below-the-knee amputation because of his diabetes. He didn’t realise how important it was to take his diagnosis seriously.
In early 2011, Tony lost his sister to Type 1 diabetes. Here he shares the story of how his loss has led to his extreme challenge to support our work.
Chris Pennell, 31, is currently in his 11th season at Worcester Warriors and was capped for England against the All Blacks. He was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 19.  
Vicki took on the 1 Million Step Challenge in memory of a close friend of her son’s
Andy and Danielle are running the Great North Run in September to support people affected by diabetes.
Sarah realised she needed to start taking her diabetes seriously and began with learning more about
Zahoor realised he needed to make changes when his cousin developed serious diabetes complications.
Having overcome a series of diabetes-related challenges during the last 30 years, Anna is taking on a new type of challenge - running a half marathon.
Rekha, 66, a Community Champion for Diabetes UK shares her experience during Volunteering Week.         
Courtney has had to face many challenges after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, aged 9. Now 20, she is taking on a skydive to raise awareness about diabetes and to show others that they
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