Diabetes type 1 (young people)
Profiles - Men aged 19 to 26
Robert lives at home with his parents and sibling. He is currently doing an apprenticeship and plans to go to university to study mechanical engineering at degree level.
He is in his third year at university; during holiday times lives with parents and siblings. He considers himself lucky because he found it relatively easy to adjust to life after beening diagnosed with diabetes.
Lives with mother and siblings. Works full-time in the retailing industry. He walks to work.
Lives with parents and siblings and works part-time in the IT industry. Despite his symptoms, it took six months for the GP to diagnose his diabetes. The doctor kept telling him that it was stress.
Graduate student; lives in a shared house. He was diagnosed a couple of weeks before taking his A level exams and says that the diabetes care team were very supportive.
Works full-time as a customer service adviser; lives at home. Says that the children's diabetic clinic was very good but his impression of the adult team is that basically they do not care.
School teacher; lives in shared accommodation with friends. Likes to travel and says that he always has had a positive outlook and that diabetes has never stopped him from doing what he wants.