Get to know Global Ambassador Council Member Apoorva
Meet Apoorva, your Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador in India!
Apoorva is a doctor and currently pursuing MD in Pathology and has been a 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 & 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 2 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 & 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 BGs
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