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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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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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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. 
James’ Type 1 diabetes has led to many physical health complications, which have in turn impacted on his emotional health.
Neil has Type 2 diabetes bought on by lifestyle changes and family links.
Luigi is a clinician at Guy's hospital London. He works with patients with diabetes and as a researcher to find new treatments to fight diabetic chronic cardio-renal vascular complications.
A year after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Aruna suffered a diabetes burnout and lost her motivation to manage her condition.
Sara works in a hospital and lives in Southend. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2015, she’s been determined to control her condition by diet and physical activity rather than take metformin.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007, Pam has since struggled with the emotional impact of having the condition, not helped by a lack of support from her
Nicki’s shock diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes out of the blue has had a big impact on her life.
Dave’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes at the age of five triggered a huge range of emotions, including anger and denial.
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.
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