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John Larsen

I was born in London in 1954 and I have lived with LPLD since the age of 11 (and at age 51 diagnosed with Type II Diabetes). My parents realised I had the problem following the diagnosis of my younger sister Jill Prawer. I had just started secondary school at the time of diagnosis and […]
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Catherine

I was born in 1967 at the Woolwich Hospital for Mothers and Babies. Shortly after my birth, I became seriously ill and it was clear that all was by no means well. The doctors at my local hospital were unable to diagnose the problem and my condition was deteriorating fast. My father, a scientist, was, […]
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Molly and Ali

I’m a mum of a 6 year old who has LPLD. My daughter Molly was diagnosed when she was approximately 6 weeks old. After a trip to our local A&E due to a significant amount of blood in her nappy we were sent by ambulance to a children’s hospital in Brighton who were better placed […]
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Jill

The restrictions that LPLD – especially with diabetes – put on what’s possible for me to eat make it almost impossible to find something I can eat spontaneously. Eating out becomes a tiresome process of ensuring that whoever is catering will provide me with something suitable.  Often this can mean something very basic and not […]
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Katie

LPLD is a ‘secret’ problem; I am not sick to look at, and it is controlled simply by a diet. But, there is no doubt that it is a life threatening, life changing black cloud in my life. I went to hospital with suspected leukaemia. After that, when the diagnosis was made (aged 2 ½), […]
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