Our goal is to make every person with Type 1 Diabetes feel
HEARD, LOVED, SUPPORTED & CELEBRATED
The Diabesties Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to Type 1 Diabetes education, awareness, and advocating for access to affordable healthcare. Our team comprises of people living with Type 1 Diabetes and non-diabetics who are working relentlessly in order to make the voice of our community heard. From helping newly-diagnosed individuals to cope with the trauma to connecting with patients and professionals from around the world, we are dedicated to Type 1 Diabetes 247/7 of 365 days. Our awareness activities are aimed at informing the Indian society at large about the basics of Diabetes including its many types and treatments, respectively. We are here to fill the gap that exists in the healthcare sector between HCPs, patients, caregivers and policymakers.
WHAT'S OUR STORY?
Jazz was in Florence, Italy in the year 2017 pursuing a course in performing arts when one day she underwent a severe low blood sugar episode. It was the feeling of being alone at the time that shook her. A few months later, while she was recovering from a back surgery, a similar feeling of loneliness began to surface. Little did she know that it would turn into a great movement!
On 24th June 2018, Jazz organized the first ever DiaMeet – an event for all Type 1 Diabetics to unite, share and express their stories, fears, doubts, experiences and life with Type 1 Diabetes altogether.
A child wearing an insulin pump who feared bullying now had new friends, a mother was in tears watching her child so happy with Type 1 Diabetes for the first time, and most people with Type 1 Diabetes who were alone now had a community. We expected 5 people, 25 turned up! This DiaMeet laid the foundation stone for Diabesties. On 8th July 2018,
Diabesties Foundation was born with the aim to make the Indian society aware of Diabetes, educate them about Type 1 Diabetes, and advocate access to affordable healthcare for all.
DTOURS IN INDIA
DIAMEETS IN INDIA
BACK TO BASICS ASSISTANTS
ONE TO ONE SESSIONS
VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
“Hi Jazz. I really enjoyed the Diabetes Anthem. It’s brilliant. I must say, a lot of work has been put into the song. Congratulations! Keep at it,”
- WASIM AKRAM
“Your speech and your videos are truly inspiring. I do not have Type 1 Diabetes but a few family members have Type 2 Diabetes. I will follow your path to get them back to their jovial lives. Thank you very much.”
“I am 14 years old and a Type 1 Diabetic for 5 years now. Firstly, I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU for making such an amazing YouTube channel for all Type 1 Diabetics out
there. Watching your videos gives me hope and makes me feel less lonely. I used to think that I am the only one who is going through so much pressure and anxiety, but
watching your videos make me feel better.”
“I was diagnosed with Diabetes last year.MY sugars were 300-350 but my insulin levels and c-peptide tests were normal. I have been on medications for a year. I recently
started my insulin treatment. I have LADA. I really want to thank you. My mental health was pathetic. I didn’t want to live anymore. Last month, I found your YouTube
channel. I have watched all your videos. I love your content. I am feeling a lot better today mentally. All credit goes to you."
“My father has Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you for your informative and wonderful words. They changed my mind and now I am full of positive thoughts.”
“Hey Jazz! Just wanted to say that ever since attending
the DiaMeet, Tisha has been checking her blood sugar
levels regularly. She has been taking care and following
her routine to get her high sugar levels in control. Thank
you so much for being her inspiration. She really counts
“I am 30 years old and I just got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. There were so many negative thoughts in my mind. But after seeing your YouTube and Instagram
accounts, I feel so light and happy. Thank you so much for this! Cannot thank you enough! Now I will go and watch all your videos. Thank you once again!”
“I have been watching your videos and they are superb! My daughter likes you a lot. Especially the ‘Diabetes in Princesses’ video. You are a rockstar for her. D1abesties
is a great platform for Type 1 kids.”