Testimonial

Narsimha Raju Dichpally

India
We should ignore people who discriminate and remain positive, motivating people living with diabetes and helping those who may not be aware that they have the condition.

Were you aware of diabetes before your loved one was diagnosed?

No, I only became aware of diabetes after consulting various resources and conducting camps in local communities.

How did the diagnosis affect you?

At first, our family was upset, but then we became motivated to manage my father's condition with medicines, a healthy diet and physical activity.

Have you ever faced issues supporting your loved one with diabetes?

No, my father has always been collaborative and supported me in conducting awareness camps and programmes in the local community.

Have you experienced low awareness or misconceptions around diabetes?

Yes, many people in my community are not aware of diabetes. This motivated me to provide education on living with diabetes.

What has been most important in helping you support your loved one with diabetes?

My father has motivated me to go into the community and provide diabetes education.

What has been your lowest point as a carer for someone with diabetes?

Dealing with people who discriminate. We should ignore them and remain positive, motivating people living with diabetes and helping those who may not be aware that they have the condition.

What do you think needs to change to improve the lives of people living with diabetes in your country?

Insulin should be accessible to everyone who needs it. It also important to tackle misconceptions among people living in rural areas that diabetes won't affect them.

What does the centenary of insulin mean to you?

It represents the innovation that is ongoing to help people with diabetes live healthy lives.

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