OUR MISSION & VISION
Our Mission is to create an India with a 100% rate of timely diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, especially among children thereby preventing cases of death due to delayed diagnosis. We are working extensively towards preventing such factors which contribute to misdiagnosis and complications due to unawarness of Type 1 Diabetes. We are working extensively with policymakers and the T1D patient community in India to make technology in T1D management accessible and affordable. As and when there is a better resource to make Type 1 Diabetes management easier, a person with T1D deserves to access it with ease.
Our Vision is to educate the society about the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes, to ensure that every child with Type 1 Diabetes has access to a holistic, quality healthcare including quality insulin, and lives a happy, respectful life. Every person living with Type 1 Diabetes is an asset to the society and should be accepted and treated as such. Our vision is to see every person with T1D excel at life and live to the fullest.
EMPATHY AT OUR CORE
Having a pancreas that does not function is different from not having eye sight or a limb, but we understand what it is like. Having to depend on insulin is different from depending on a person, but we understand what it is like. Having to fight yourself on somedays is different from having to fight for yourself, but we understand what it is like. Whichever
ailment or disability, Diabesties understands that the
challenges they pose are similar to, if not more than,
Type 1 Diabetes. We understand the journey, the fight, the effort, the fitting-in, the need for
community and support. We see what may seem
invisible to most. We understand what many may not.
CHANGE BEGINS WITH ONE PERSON
The Diabesties Foundation believes that every
human being is an asset to the world’s growth and
development. It is with this belief that we work
towards the wellbeing of all of humanity. Our passion
and purpose towards healthcare is based on the ideal
that good physical health and mental wellbeing is
every person’s fundamental right as well as duty. A
healthy mind, body and soul are the key to making
this world a better place for all. The Diabesties
Foundation works relentlessly with the belief that
even a small act of service to humanity can make a
big difference in self-development and development
in the world at large.
EDUCATION IS EMPOWERMENT
As a team comprising largely of people living with
Type 1 Diabetes, we realize that self-care is the key
to help people undergoing similar experiences. To
lend support to another, you first need to support
yourself. At Diabesties, we educate in order to
empower. Knowing one’s mind, body and soul, their
challenges and how to keep them in the best of
health is the only way to help others through the
same. Education in healthcare comprises of a little
bit of science and a bucket load of understanding,
experience and empathy.
Mankind has always been in pursuit of knowledge.
Our foundation wants to bring a part of that deep
ocean of knowledge to mankind. Whether or not we
are living with a health condition or a disability, being
aware not only makes us more informed humans, but
also more empathetic and humane. Healthcare is not
limited to the medical fraternity. All of us including
families, friends, and relatives are stakeholders in
each other’s wellbeing. Diabesties emphasizes on
understanding all kinds of diabetes, the challenges
that our near and dear ones face with it, and how we
can help them overcome the same.
The Diabesties Foundation is working relentlessly towards spreading Diabetes Awareness in India. From raising our voice for access to affordable insulin for every child living with T1D to workshops, blood sugar testing camps, and diabetes education, we are dedicated towards driving change in not only the Indian Diabetes scenario but also the healthcare industry altogether. Our approach towards education and awareness activities has led to the creation of a family of people with T1Ds who have been active participants in achieving the dream of a healthy India, a healing world. We don’t just talk the talk, but we believe in delivering outcomes and mostimportantly, in delivering a sustainable impact.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
LIST OF TRUSTEES
Founder & Director
Jazz Sethi was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 13. She is a professional dancer, choreographer, theatre artist and a published author.
Nancy Patel, the real bestie who believes and supports this blue heart movement with all her heart. She works as a brand strategist
Director of Spin Academy
Geet Sethi is a nine times World Billiards Champion and founder of OGQ. He is awarded with the padma shri, bharat khel ratna and arjuna award.
KIRAN BIR SETHI
She is the founder of Riverside, Aproch, Design for change. She graduated from NID. and is now known as one of the world's leading educator.
Tara Kini is a hindustani classical singer and education consultant with experience more than 25 years.
DR RAMESH GOYAL
M.D.,D.M. (Endocrinology,A.I.I.M.S.,New Delhi) Consultant in Diabetology & Endocrinology Apollo Hospitals
DR. BANSHI SABOO
He is a chief Diabetologist & Chairman of Diabetes Care & Hormone Clinic at Ahmedabad, He had also done a Ph.D. in Phenotyping & Genotyping of young Diabetic in India.
Raag Sethi is the founder of the compass box, he is also a professional musician and music producer.
PROF PARTHA KAR
Professor Partha Kar is National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-lead of Diabetes GIRFT with NHS Improvement.
DR. ARCHANA SARDA
Diabetologist, Sarda Center for Diabetes and Self care, Aurangabad
Dr. V. Mohan
M.D., FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ireland), Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Sc (Hon. Causa), FNASc, FASc, FNA, FACP, FACE, FTWAS, MACP
President and Director of the MDRF which is an ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Diabetes.
Padma Shri National Award