Get to know Global Ambassador Council Member Apoorva
Apoorva is a doctor and currently pursuing MD in Pathology and has been a type 1 diabetic (T1D) for the last 10 years. She is a member of the Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador Council and has represented India in various international diabetes forums. She is part of non-profit organization Diabetes India Youth in Action (DIYA) for spreading awareness & fighting against the stigma and stereotypes associated with T1D. She has been actively involved in patient advocacy and appointed as the SEAR (South East Asian Region) representative-elect for Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) at International Diabetes Federation.
As Apoorva says, “I am really passionate about working with young type 1 diabetics for conducting regular educational camps to ensure easy access to diabetes education and the fight for affordable insulin. I wish to actively support organizations by collecting better data, sharing personal experiences and by campaigning to make life less troublesome for people with type 1 diabetes all over the world. I have conducted Live Beyond Social camps on November 14th for the past two years to mark World Diabetes Day.”
Why is she passionate about improving life with T1D in India? “During my medical college training, I realized there are lots of myths & social stigma attached to people living with diabetes in India and many people end up into devastating complications due to lack of awareness.”
“In New Delhi, we are a team of passionate young T1Ds who ensure we outreach to create awareness, provide social and emotional support to people living with type 1 diabetes. We believe in making life with diabetes a smooth ride together. For a long time after my diagnosis I felt alone, but getting involved with Beyond Type 1 gave me a big family who support me always! True power lies in the being together.
Get to know more about Apoorva:
Sun Sign: Aries
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Coffee or tea: Black coffee
Best breakfast in bed: Americano and poached eggs
Low point of your life: When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
High point in your life: Connecting to the T1D Community!
What is the one thing you are scared of: A fear of future complications that diabetes can bring.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done during a hypo (low) blood sugar: I got into a fight with a random person on the road because he bumped into my car.
If not a doctor then what would you have been: Explorer, traveler and a book enthusiast
Favorite way to unwind: Traveling to the hills alone and exploring the nature
Favorite way to stay fit + de-stress: Running & hot session of Power Yoga
Favorite Movie: Wonder
Favorite Music Era: The 70’s, influenced by the Beetles
Song that makes you break into dance: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Outfit that describes you: Oversized sweatshirt and yoga pants
My ideal man: One who can talk endlessly on random things
What is the last thing you do before going to sleep: Check my blood glucose levels (BGs)
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