Minisode: Diabetes Care in Kyrgyzstan

In this minisode, Ashley chats with Valeriia, an endocrinologist and professor at the International Higher School of Medicine in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as they discuss access to insulin and diabetes management tools, the impact of COVID-19 on higher education teaching, and other topics around diabetes care and education. Check it out below!

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Minisode: Debbie’s Diabetes Hub & #NGDOC

In this minisode, we sit down with Debbie Bumni about her diabetes journey, advocating during COVID-19 times and what the future looks like for diabetes advocates. We hear about her Diabetes Hub as well as the Nigeria Diabetes Online Community (@theNGdoc on Twitter). Check it out below!

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Finding Diabetes Support Through Art & Positivity – by Suzy

Suzy is an artist and painter from Moscow who wrote to us about how she sees her life with diabetes through the lens of her sketches – and how much the diabetes online community means to her! We’re excited to share her postcard in English and Russian. Be sure to check out her work on…

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Enhancing the Lives of People with Type 1 Diabetes in India – by the Diabetes India Youth in Action (DIYA) team

At Beta Change, we love hearing about and working with like-minded individuals and groups. In this Global Postcard, we will hear from the Diabetes India Youth in Action (DIYA) to learn about how they are providing support to young people living with type 1 diabetes in India. What is DIYA about? DIYA exists with a…

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Minisode: Supporting Children with Diabetes Through the KATIL Charitable Foundation

Catch up on Katie’s conversation with Anna, a beneficiary of Armenia’s major charitable foundation for children with diabetes called the KATIL Charitable Foundation. “Katil” means “drop” in Armenian, and we talked about what the foundation has been doing to better the lives of people with diabetes – and how those projects could be affected by…

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Africa Diabetes Alliance: Empowering Advocacy in Africa – by Edith Mukantwari

Edith, co-founder of Africa Diabetes Alliance (ADA), wrote us an inspiring Global Postcard from Kampala, Uganda following our recent Minisode. Read on to learn about how ADA seeks to disarm diabetes myths daily and nurture a vibrant, engaged, informed, and empowered community of young people living with diabetes in Africa. As a youth-led organisation, Africa…

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I have diabetes; diabetes does not have me! – by Ian Tonge

In this global postcard, we hear from Ian who was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only two years old. Times has changed since then, and with that, diabetes management and technologies. Ian reflects on these changes and the big changes in his life that has brought him here. My name is Ian. I am…

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The Diabetes Online Community, COVID-19 and Ramadan – by Heba Ismail

How does being a pharmacist impact your own diabetes management? Heba Ismail who is a pharmacist living with type 1 diabetes in the UAE shares her story. During this time of COVID-19 and Ramadan, Heba also reminds us that we are never alone in our diabetes management, especially with the diabetes online community. We are…

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Living with MODY3 – Part 2 by Nadia Milojevic

In this two part global postcard, Nadia shares her MODY3 diagnosis with us. In Part 1, she talks about her initial diagnosis and the challenges she faced trying to find the right management for her. Part 2 sees Nadia moving to Italy and having to self-advocate for her own medical needs. Want to find out…

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