Looking back, my first contact with this supposedly unremitting disease called Diabetes Mellitus type 2 was through my grandmother. Twelve year old me, tall for my years, holding my Bibi's (paternal grandmother's) hand on the way back from her Doctor's clinic every few weeks. Her eyes wet and she saying, heavy with emotion, " I did not eat any sugar, no fruits. I eat only one roti in a meal and my sugar is high every time. I follow all the recommendations."
Her brother, who also had DM type 2 and Hypertension, sent her a meal plan (which the NHS gave him because he lived in England). My grandmother followed it to the t and it didn't help! She passed away fifteen years later, just as I started practice as a fresh MBBS graduate and I felt so helpless. In another 5 years, my Naani (maternal grandmother) with similar medical history passed away. The same story repeated itself for many of my patients and family members inspite of all the help the current medical system could give them. It really took the wind out of my sails having to say that there was nothing much we could do, except manage this disease with medicines and learn to live with it......
I kept up with the research on the subject and all the new ideas surrounding it. And now that I know different, this venture is my effort to help everyone that I can, towards Positive Health. I am a foot soldier in this war against chronic diseases including DM type 2 (as opposed to DM type 1, which is a different beast) which is reversible if you go about things the right way.
There is so much more to Health than just reversing and preventing disease. And there is such deep connection between physical and mental health. I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of our mind. I am a passionate practitioner and now also a certified teacher of Yoga. Diving into fitness and Yoga has given me a new breath of life which I want to share and spread.