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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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Seeing his mum struggle to manage her Type 2 diabetes pushed Phylex, 44, to warn others about the
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Karen, 49, didn't realise the seriousness of Type 2 when she was diagnosed at 39. As a result, he
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Chris needed a below-the-knee amputation because of his diabetes.

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Ian, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 13, is taking on the London Marathon 2019 because he believes it represents the marathon task that every person diagnosed with diabetes faces on a
Having been a keen runner in her teen years, Helen got back into running last year, aged 42, after her stepfather passed away.
Hayley is taking part in our London Bridges Challenge with her son, Raife, 8, who has Type 1 diabetes.
When Katrina’s daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 10, they had a steep learning curve ahead of them.
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.
Seeing his mum struggle to manage her Type 2 diabetes pushed Phylex, 44, to warn others about the risks of developing it. Now a Diabetes UK Community Champion, he educates fellow bus drivers on the
Lynsey began to struggle with the emotional impact of living with Type 1 diabetes in her early teens.
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  
Karen, 49, didn't realise the seriousness of Type 2 when she was diagnosed at 39. As a result, her weight continued to spiral and even small cuts took a long time to heal.
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.  
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