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Alan Campbell, from Manchester, UK, was diagnosed with type I diabetes at the age of 22. As his health deteriorated he found himself becoming the fifth person in his home city ever to undergo a pancreaticRelating to the pancreas. transplant.
Beverley Freeman was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a young child. 35 years on, she tells of her experiences with the condition and how it has impacted on her being a mother.
Denise Millington, 49, suffered the symptoms of type 2 diabetes for 2 years before seeking medical help, but her own diagnosisThe process of determining which condition a patient may have. eventually helped her to identify that her son-in-law had a similar condition.
When her child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 8, Helene Brenchley-King felt it was like a slap in the face. Now, 11 years on, she has raised a happy, independent daughter and is still involved in local diabetes service provision decisions.
Surjeet Soin believes that being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes was a blessing in disguise. The lifestyle changes he made as a result mean that he now feels healthier than he did as a 25-year-old.