Newly Diagnosed

The diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes may come as a shock and may lead to many questions, such as: "Why is this happening to me?", "How will my life change?", "How can I regain control?"

Managing diabetes may seem overwhelming, especially at the time of diagnosis. The key is to learn as much as possible about the condition and to understand the different ways to keep glucose levels within the target range as much as possible.

Read the real-life stories of other people with Type 1 diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control.

Priya Lahathi

said YES TO LIFE with her pump in 2011

My daughter and I, both have Type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed five years ago and my daughter, just a year after that. When I first found out I had diabetes I was a little confused and worried. With my daughter I was extremely depressed. She was admitted to the hospital because of diabetes every 3 months. She was in the ICU for 10-15 days. We were both started off with insulin pen treatment but still she was in and out of hospital and both our HbA1c was above 13. With the injections there was still no control of our sugar levels. Our doctor had recommended the insulin pump to me early in my diagnosis but I wasn’t willing to try it.

Later he again recommended it for my daughter, and in her case I was ready to try anything because her health and happiness matters the most. After seeing the improvement in her health and how the pump was helping her so much, even I decided to get it. Now my health is so much better.I wish I had given my daughter the pump earlier and maybe even I would have been able to handle my diabetes easier if I had got the pump earlier. It has had a huge impact on our lives. Earlier when she went to school I was always worried about her health, now she is perfectly fine. She’s a topper in her school and she’s doing karate and even learning dance.

I wish I had given my daughter the pump earlier. Maybe even I would have been able to handle my diabetes easier if I had got the pump earlier. I’m so glad we got it, it’s such a blessing.