I am an engineering student studying Mathematics from a prestigious Indian College. I was diagnosed with T1D around the time when I was preparing for my college entrance examinations. This examination(JEE) is considered to be one the toughest examinations in the country to clear, with 13 lakh students appearing for the exam but only 15000 getting through. I was fortunate enough to secure clear the exam with a decent rank but after 2 weeks was diagnosed with T1D. Doctors told me that one of the possible reason for that was me having taken excessive tension during the exam preparation period of 2 years. At that moment, I felt so bad for myself wondering “GOD, WHY ME?”. But then I realised that self-sympathy would not be of any help. So, I took to running from then and have been managing my levels quite well. Not to forget, the support I have been getting from my friends and family. I thank God for giving the best parents in the whole universe.
What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
The weirdest question is definitely the obvious one”Are you not too young to have diabetes?”
And I then describe them the basic difference between T1D and T2D.
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Well, Diabetes has definitely made me health conscious and fit. Now I go for running and strength training daily and feel more active than ever. Moreover, my parents are always there for me, supporting me at every step.