If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed at first. To help understand how both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes can affect everyday life, we talk to two people living with the conditions.
While it’s important to note that we’re all different and will have different experiences, it can be helpful to hear other people’s experiences.
First we speak to Charlotte, who has type 1 diabetes.
Hi Charlotte, can you tell us how old were you when you were diagnosed?
I was diagnosed at 17 years old. I remember it was the Friday before my psychology A-level exam. My parents were going on holiday the next day, luckily my neighbour is a paramedic so he kept an eye on me whilst they were...