12 Responses

  1. Janet Bolle
    Janet Bolle February 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm | | Reply

    Sethil, I am humbled by your post. I will stop complaining about this and that, and instead feel gratitude for my fortunate to have the best of everything for my son with diabetes.

  2. Dr Sudesh Kannan
    Dr Sudesh Kannan February 23, 2012 at 5:33 am | | Reply

    Thanks for your post. I agree that much more has to be done regarding Diabetes education in India. Please check out our website I will send you a private email also.

  3. Rebecca Dubowy
    Rebecca Dubowy February 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm | | Reply

    Excellent discussion, Senthil. This is important information about India for everyone in the diabetes world to understand.

    In my work doing population health management with my company HealthPoints (, I’ve worked with a number of individuals from India and have been continually impressed by the pronounced genetic vulnerability individuals of Indian descent have to Diabetes. An illustrative example (admittedly just a “n of 1″) is from my personal life: one of my running partners who is from India and new to the US. He is a type II marathon runner, and I think illustrates the complexity of understanding the causes of, and then treating, diabetes in the Indian community.

  4. 4sn
    4sn February 24, 2012 at 11:24 am | | Reply

    Janet, thanks for the comment. My wishes to your friends as well.

    Sudesh, Thanks for the link. Will look for your email. If you are in twitter, plz mention me @4sn. we can talk more.

    Rebecca, The story you quoted is almost similar to mine. Lean, in mid-20s acquired type-II. His story abt being a Marathoner is an inspiration to me. Anyway that i can contact him? Will be great, if you can do that. Thanks a ton.

    Thanks all of you for liking the post. :)

  5. Nathan Wegmann
    Nathan Wegmann February 29, 2012 at 11:22 am | | Reply

    Senthil –

    I have been a type 1 for over 11 years now and worked in the medical device industry for a year before starting a Masters in Public Health. I also had the opportunity to travel to Bangalore last summer and met with Dr. Sri Srikanta. Although this was the only diabetes clinic I visited I was moved by what Dr. Srikanta was doing especially with the limited amount of money, compared to typical treatment and therapy in the U.S. He does some work for an NGO that provides insulin and supplies to poor children who would otherwise likely not survive. I have given you his website below, if you have not already discovered it. I hope to return to India in the future to work with an NGO like you describe.

  6. MariaCde
    MariaCde February 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for sharing your story, Senthil. As complex as our medical and insurance system is in the U.S., it provides us with so many benefits that we take for granted. I do hope that as agencies in your country learn more about the benefits of diabetes education and prevention, that there will be more support.

  7. Alwyn
    Alwyn May 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm | | Reply

    Hi Senthil – Interesting to hear about what is going on in India in regards to diabetes. I think the culprit here is the gradual introduction of processed food into the Indian diet. As more and more people eat this dead food, loaded with empty calories high in both carbs and sugar, the inevitable result is sky rocketing diabetes rates.

  8. Richa
    Richa December 30, 2012 at 5:58 am | | Reply

    I am a Diabetes educator and a Registered Dietitian practising in India. You can contact me more for diabetes self management education and guidance.

  9. Richa
    Richa December 30, 2012 at 6:18 am | | Reply

    This is just a humble effort on my part to educate people about diabetes. The websites are under construction. More information will be uploaded regarding diabetes and self-management tips in near future.

  10. Richa
    Richa December 30, 2012 at 6:19 am | | Reply

    I am planning to launch my own diabetes education programme online in future. Hope it will receive a good response from diabetes patients in India.

  11. mykmth
    mykmth February 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm | | Reply

    Good work Santil.I am happy that u are on insulin .I have been researching a lot on “after effects of Diabetic medicine that I’ll be writing in my post,with some authentic proof.Keep up the good work.All the best.

  12. grass
    grass April 12, 2013 at 1:06 am | | Reply

    this is good to hear from you. this would help people in india to get more and more aware of diabetes like terrible disease. Grass diabetes introduce genetic risk assessment scoring system to calculate risk of diabetes that are developing in body within the report. People can get these report without any charges and could make them diabetic free.

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