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I was diagnosed with Type 1 at 8 years of age, not knowing what it even was. With being diabetic it gives you the responsibilities and also makes you grow up fast. The awareness of Diabetes especially Type 1 has increased, but not as much as it should be in my opinion.

With being Diabetic we all have our struggles, whether you walk away from it all or you come out on top and realise diabetes is a part of you. Everyone has their own coping mechanisms to get through it all, fitness is a massive part of my life.

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Hey! I'm Rosie & I've had Type 1 Diabetes for 11 years, I was almost 10, now I'm on the verge of 21. My older brother is also T1, he was diagnosed a few months after me but his story is not mine to tell.

My diagnosis was a whirlwind, it was when everything made sense but also didn't make sense anymore, in a way I think I'm lucky as I was still young enough to adapt to this new lifestyle. Soon enough I was able to forget what it was like without it, especially given that I went for a year undiagnosed, I was happy to be feeling better. For me, it took a set of eyes detached from my personal family situation to make my diagnosis. The warning signs of T1 so often go undetected or are attributed to stress/ personal circumstances. I was very lucky that I was diagnosed when I was, I wouldn't have made it another week, but here we are today!

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My name is Chloe. I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 10. Little did I know at that point in time my life was about to change dramatically. Living with T1 has taught me so much about life and how to appreciate the little things.
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