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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Mark, 58, a sales professional was diagnosed with Type 2  diabetes 18 years ago.
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Sara is running the Bath Half marathon with her son Matt who has Type 1 diabetes.
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Jonsel, 40, has lived hard and played hard as a professional footballer, pop star and actor.

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Mark, 58, a sales professional was diagnosed with Type 2  diabetes 18 years ago.
Susan Ingham is treasurer of the Taunton local support group and recently received the Robert Lawrence Medal for living with Type 1 diabetes for 60 years. 
Diane understands diabetes having lived with the condition from an early age.
Read Harry's story, told by his mum, Nicola:
26-year-old David lives in Newport, Wales and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 19 years old.
My name is Hannah Amelia McKay. I am 26-years-old and live in Aberdeen, Scotland. To most people I look like a normal, healthy adult but this is not the case.
Sara is running the Bath Half marathon with her son Matt who has Type 1 diabetes. Here she shares her experience of raising a child with the condition.
Jonsel, 40, has lived hard and played hard as a professional footballer, pop star and actor.
Sophie was in her final year at university when her aunt Becky was taken into hospital with complications related to her Type 1 diabetes.
Jade is taking on Swim22 2018, her fourth – and toughest – challenge for Diabetes UK yet.
For Katy, having Type 1 diabetes can sometimes feel like having to take an annoying child everywhere she goes – including on a night out.
Jodie grew up experiencing the effects of her Mum’s Type 1 diabetes. Through running with, TeamDUK she’s found another way to continue to show her support.
I started the DiRECT trial after talking to my district nurse and Professor Roy Taylor. Around 16 weeks later, I was told my diabetes was in remission.
Seven-year-old Harriet was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January 2017 and features in our Christmas appeal
I was shocked to be told I had Type 2 diabetes.
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