The power of community

I just recently celebrated my 22nd diaversary – albeit under Covid-19 kind of circumstances and no physical celebrations happening – it was my most social one so far. In fact, it was only the second year I even acknowledged it enough to celebrate. Because – how do you celebrate when no one around you relates […]

More love & power to individuals with Type One Diabetes

A research that shows how self-compassion, positive thoughts and emotions can help us achieve a better life. Brief note about my journey as a Type 1 Diabetic : My journey of living with Type 1 Diabetes began when I was in the 10th standard. However, my family had been in the same boat, ten years […]

Pregnancy & Diabetes

My name is Nurul Athirah Naserrudin. I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus since 3 years old. I was diagnosed in Nagoya, Japan. During that time, the treatment for diabetic patients is by using insulin injections. I was admitted for more than 2 weeks, almost a month in the hospital. As a kid, […]

Fearless Lakshmi

When life throws the biggest of challenges, what do you do? You face them and you beat them!!!⠀ Meet Lakshminarayana Varimadugu, fondly addressed as Lakshmi by all of us is a Master’s student studying political science at the University of Hyderabad. He hails from the Anantapur district in Hyderabad.⠀ Lakshmi was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes […]

Winter Camp 2019

Diabetes India Youth in Action (DIYA) continues to empower Type-1 diabetic through its annual winter camp at Manger, Haryana. Manger, Haryana, December 28, 2019: In its endeavor to continue its mission of educating people with Type-1 diabetes, Diabetes India Youth in Action (DIYA) organized a two-day camp for 120 people at Camp Wild Dhauj at […]

A diagnosis – No pain, No gain!

“In those tests, my fasting glucose came out to be extremely high and I was confident that there was some error in my report”   It all started in February, when I got the result of the CFA examination – I was delighted seeing how I had fared. After getting the results, I decided to […]

Things Women must know About Diabetes & Menstrual cycle

Women living with diabetes often complain of high blood sugars during different phases of their menstrual cycle. A survey conducted way back in 1996 reported that more than 1/3rd women with type 1 diabetes make premenstrual adjustments in their insulin dosages. Personally I face many challenges and exacerbations in my blood sugars weeks before my […]

Travel With Type 1

Imagine your room with a traveling bag open, clothes scattered waiting for your selection and you asking yourself whether you should keep an extra pair of shorts or jeans. I guess that’s what a packing scenario usually looks like before a trip for regular people. However, for a type 1 diabetic things are actually quite […]

A T1D mother with an indomitable spirit!

On the surface, Divya looks like a typical mother of two beautiful , happy, working 24X7 raising kids and working as a financial analyst. As you carve down further into the family they have their own stories of struggle. Divya was trying to make peace with the diagnosis of vitiligo & hypothyroidism after her marriage. However […]


All of us face challenges, but how many of us are able to turn those challenges into strengths by overcoming the obstacles. Ajunideep’s road to high school was an exceptionally difficult one. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the tender age of 7. She struggled due to either excessively high or low blood […]