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Sweetness and Chaos: Diabetes in Two Worlds

Sweetness and Chaos: Diabetes in Two Worlds

While my parents were trying to make a living in the States, I spent my childhood years with my wonderful grandparents in an Indian village, a rural place that only showed up on Google Maps three years ago... Read more

Exorbitant Diabetes Costs Must be Addressed

Exorbitant Diabetes Costs Must be Addressed

The WHO has chosen ‘beat diabetes’ as the theme for World Health Day this year, ignoring those who cannot afford or obtain their vital and essential medicines. The theme is insensitive and ignorant to those living with diabetes whose lives are most in jeopardy... Read more

Taking Action Against Discrimination in Kuwait

Taking Action Against Discrimination in Kuwait

The most pressing diabetes issue in my country, Kuwait, is discrimination against people diagnosed with diabetes. This discrimination happens in social and work contexts, or even among peers and family members. Read more

Stigma and other Struggles: Living with Type 1 in India

Stigma and other Struggles: Living with Type 1 in India

After my diagnosis I was told to hide my type 1 diabetes because in India any chronic illness comes with a whole lot of social stigma, even in a well-educated family. I used to go into washrooms before every meal to inject my insulin... Read more

Interview: Diabetes in India

Interview: Diabetes in India

I have said it before, but I absolutely love finding new organizations around the world that support people with Type 1 diabetes. It is one of the reasons why I started T1International in the first place, so that we can learn and share and support to make the world better for people living with diabetes. Read more

Reflections On the Young Leaders in Diabetes Training

Reflections On the Young Leaders in Diabetes Training

I have now had some time to reflect on and think about the experience of the Young Leaders in Diabetes training and attendance at the World Diabetes Congress, which I am so grateful to have been a part of. I never would have believed... Read more

Is The ‘World’ Missing From ‘World Diabetes Day’?

Is The ‘World’ Missing From ‘World Diabetes Day’?

Since 1991, November 14th has been known as World Diabetes Day, but I wonder if World Diabetes Day this year will serve to raise awareness about the biggest global problem that people with diabetes are facing – access to insulin, supplies, and education? Read more

What Needs to Change?

Insulin to treat people living with diabetes has been available for over 90 years, but why aren't there generic alternatives available for people who must spend impossible percentages of their income on their insulin supply? Read more

Interview: Insulin for Life

I was excited to hear first-hand how the programme started, what it does, and its potential to help more and more people who do not have access to or cannot afford insulin and diabetes supplies. Read more

Interview: Life for a Child

In my quest for finding organizations that help type 1 diabetics around the world, Life for a Child was one of the first programmes that I discovered which fit that bill perfectly. A project by the International Diabetes Federation, Life for a Child was only... Read more