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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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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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Following an injury to his back, Rob became a lot less active and was told he had prediabetes – which then developed into a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
Emma, a working mum of six-year-old twins, lives in Soham, Cambridgeshire. Devastated by her diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes, she was left to find information on her condition by herself.
Graeme will be taking on the One Million Step Challenge a year after being diagnosed with Type 2 diab
As a teenager Katie started having daily panic attacks brought on by managing her Type 1 diabetes.
Ebony was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at three years old, almost 25 years ago.
After developing gestational diabetes during both of her pregnancies, Zena was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes shortly after the birth of her second child.
Steve, a born and bred Mancunian, living in Sheffield, returned to his hometown to tackle his fears and conquer the 2019 Manchester Half Marathon.
In memory of her mum who died in 2012 at the age of 68 from diabetes complications, Debbie saw first-hand the devastating effects of diabetes and decided this year she wanted to raise funds to ensu
Inspired by Tristan’s songs about diabetes, our volunteer Sarah staged two concerts attracting hundreds of music lovers and throwing diabetes into the limelight.
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