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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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When Corinne developed Type 2 diabetes 30 years ago, a lack of information led to complications.
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Chris needed a below-the-knee amputation because of his diabetes.

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Stephen and Helen Farrow along with their family, are taking part in the Simplyhealth Gre
Coming together to make a lifestyle change A free running club that offers 10-week programmes to train runners from zero to hero
Graham grew up with a twin brother that had Type 1 diabetes. Twenty years later Graham was diagnosed with Type 2, which came as a surprise as he didn't fit the profile.
Our family signed up to go on the Type 1 Family Weekender because our four year old daughter, Olivia, had been dia
Alan has dug out his running shoes to take part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon. All in support of his daughter Carly who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in August 2018.
Rachel, whose son Alex was diagnosed with Type 1 when he was just six years old took on the London Marathon after being inspired.
Andrew, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2014 is taking on the London Marathon 2019 to show that anything really is possible.
Barbara is taking on the Great Manchester Run 2019 because she wants to promote the importance of Diabetes UK and the support it provides to families and professionals. 
Ramona, 50, was initially diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2009. She changed her diet and lifestyle, losing seven and a half stone.
When Corinne developed Type 2 diabetes 30 years ago, a lack of information led to complications.
Sandra Tweddell has lived with diabetes for 57 years and has seen some remarkable changes in treatments and attitudes towards the condition in that time.
Diagnosed with diabetes shortly before his 40th birthday, Anthony was determined to take control of his condition for the sake of his family.
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