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Personal stories

  • William Palamara (Italy)

    William Palamara (Italy)

    "This torch is for all people with diabetes around the world. Don't stop to follow your dreams!" My name is William. I was born in Forli (Italy) and I am 36 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1993, at the age of 12. I have always been on insulin and living with diabetes has not been easy. One day I realized that diabetes is not a handicap but a strength. If you learn to live with it, it gives you something extra!

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  • Alejandra Solis (Honduras)

    Alejandra Solis (Honduras)

    My name is Alejandra Solis and I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 10 years. I am from Honduras, a republic located in Central America surrounded by so much natural beauty and many beautiful people who work hard to get their own food to their homes. I'm going to describe living with type 1 diabetes in Honduras and what it implies.

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  • Anum Anwar  (Pakistan)

    Anum Anwar (Pakistan)

    Challenges are backed by opportunities. Diabetes made my ordinary life an extra-ordinary experience for me which lead where I stand today. We are what we have around us. That had been my view point of life for a long time. This isn't only a story about dealing with diabetes, this is a story of what happens when we let ourselves free and rebel against the stereotypes in society. When we don't know how to become what we are expected to be. This is a story about strength and determination.

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  • Carol Burgess Ulrich (USA)

    Carol Burgess Ulrich (USA)

    I am the VP of Fayetteville Community Lions Club in Fayetteville North Carolina and I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 55 years.

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  • Erum Ghafoor (Pakistan)

    Erum Ghafoor (Pakistan)

    The journey of a patient to health care professional. Every couple wants to complete their life with a cheerful child. My parents wanted a baby girl and I came into this world after six years of their prayers. They had done everything, faced every unwelcome remark and then God accepted their prayers.

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