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A fitness trainer who lives with Type 1 diabetes is launching a new kind of Diabetes UK  community group in Stevenage. The proactive support group aims to help members better manage their diabetes with healthy lifestyle changes.

Laurie List has been a personal trainer for 3 years and believes people will be able to make sustainable and long term healthy habits with the support of monthly group meetings. 

Laurie, 27 said:  “Anybody who has to live with diabetes understands how much of a struggle it can be. Countless appointments, finger pricking, injecting, daily medication, tiredness and increased risk of depression or anxiety can all be part and parcel of managing the condition. But exercise and good nutrition can play a really important part in managing the condition.