Educational Materials

General articles on diabetes management and prevention

Timothy Johana Njeru

My journey with Diabetes I realized am Diabetic in the year 2004. That time I was on glibenclimide tablets. I used to take it lightly because I could not feel the effect. Some two years later I was introduced to mixtard since the Dr saw my sugars were still high.…

Pollete Mnaji

I am 21 years old am a type one diabetic ...my journey with diabetes began not long ago but last year 2016 october ...when i was forced by some friends to take the test..at church where agha khan were doing free general check ups...before i realised that the weird symptoms…

Beatrice Wairimu aka “Neemoh”

THE LIFE OF A YOUNG KENYAN DIABETIC LADY Am 24 years old... I was diagnosed with diabetes on 29th April 2013. This is a date that most my diabetic friends would say they commemorate it like a #birthday. I remember the first thing I did when the doctor told me…

Joyce Shitanda

I am Joyce Shitanda 29. Started suffering back in 2010 but diagnosed in 2012 after I learnt about my condition in a course book was using to teach about lifestyle related diseases. It was hard for me, never accepted the situation. Tried suicide twice but it never ended my life.…

Mary Khaemba

Diabetes cannot limit what I am capable of doing! My name is Mary Khaemba A.K.A Marie, 23yrs old and a high school teacher. I was Diagnosed with diabetes 8 yrs ago, I had just finished my K.C.P.E exams waiting to Join form one. Imagine waking up one day in Nairobi…

Mark Ulrich

My name is Mark Ulrich, I'm 51, mzungu living in germany. Was diagnosed with pre-diabetes 4 years ago during a routine-check. I started changing habits. No more crackers, less chocolate. Instead nuts, almongs, cashews, and selfmade Burfi (asian sweet using milkpowder). Instead of industrial food from the supermarket like Pizza,…

Virginia Chege

My name is virginia chege aka vergie.. back 2010 I got pregnant but later I had a miscarriage late January 2011. I couldn't tell the real reason why I had the miscarriage. In 2011 Nov is wen I got married. . I decided to use my fp at least hiyo…

Valerie Khaguli

AGE: 34 YEARS YOUNG DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES AT AGE 7 I began to lose weight, feel extremely thirsty and drink plenty of water these was the onset of what I was about to be diagnosed with. At only seven my mum thought probably I’m coming down with some…

Kamonya Georginah

My Journey With Diabetes I am Kamonya Georginah a Kenyan lady Aged 25 years ,Am the type who ignores every symptom i get,early this year i had some funny symptoms just related to pregnancy i ignored them,until this day we had some fairtrade training in eldoret town at Winster hotel…

Wothaya

How Diabetes Destroyed my Kidneys My name is Wothaya, I am 46 years old. Diabetic type 2. I got diabetic in 1998 when I was 27 years old and had one child by then. My sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits and obesity most likely contributed to the onset. I do…
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