When you live with diabetes, the only way to do things is to do them right.
How long have you been living with diabetes?
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2006.
What are the most important things that have supported your diabetes care?
I never received diabetes education after my diagnosis. The doctor told me diabetes was a dangerous and debilitating chronic condition that can be managed through lifestyle change. Through trial and error and learning from my mistakes, I developed a strong thirst to learn more about my condition and manage it through self-care. When you live with diabetes, the only way to do things is to do them right.
I paid meticulous attention to detail and adopted a life-long learning approach, seeking advice from the multitude of information sources that are available on the internet. I became enlightened, inspired and developed self-care skills that ultimately resulted in my type 2 diabetes going into remission in 2019.
What has living with diabetes taught you the most?
My journey with diabetes has been an overwhelming experience. I consider my diagnosis as a blessing in disguise as I have learned so much from it. My experience helped me to conceptualise and design a learning programme to help other people living with type 2 diabetes accept and manage their condition.