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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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Zena
After developing gestational diabetes during both of her pregnancies, Zena was diagnosed with Typ
Kaja
Kaja was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after her first term at uni.
John
John, a retired social worker and former Merchant Navy Chaplin, didn’t face up to having Type 2 d

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After using the Know Your Risk tool on our website, and a family history of diabetes, Asad realised his risk of developing Type 2 diabetes was very high.
Rhia's diabetes journey Rhia Steele Aged 27 Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 16
Helen wanted to take part in one of our events to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes, so she took on
Gareth was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at just eight weeks old.
Linda is taking part in the One Million Step Challenge and fundraising to support her husband, John who has Type 1 diabetes.
Member and fundraiser, Charlie Churchill, vividly remembers the day he was diagnosed with diabetes 30 years ago at the age of 34.
After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Annabel was rushed to hospital with
Steph, her mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother and sister all have Maturity onset diabetes in the young (MODY), a rare
Despite a strong family history of Type 2 diabetes, Sandra didn’t pay attention to her own
Jon is taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon this October as a personal challenge and to show that anything is possible.
Member Ali Stunt was surprised to be told that she had developed Type 2 diabetes, because she didn’t have any of the typical
Nadia is taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday, 13 October to raise awareness of
Sarah is taking on the One Million Step Challenge between July and September to raise awareness of diabetes in memory of her mum who passed away in 2018 from diabetes related complications. 
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