Get to know Global Ambassador Council Member Apoorva

2/20/18
WRITTEN BY: Apoorva Gomber
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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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Apoorva Gomber

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. You can find her on Instagram @t1d_fighter.