Diagnosed at 39.
Being told I was in remission was like having a medal put over my shoulders.
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. But then a diabetes nurse gave her a strict talking to, putting her on the path to health and fitness, and Karen is now in remission.