Team Diabesties is a dynamic young group of creators and dreamers from varied backgrounds.
Team Diabesties is a dynamic young group of creators
and dreamers from varied backgrounds.
Jazz Sethi is the founder and director of The Diabesties Foundation She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 13 and currently in on Pump, CGM and DIY Loop. She also lives with Diabetes Inspidus. She is the IDF’s Young Leader of Diabetes for South East Asia for 2019-2022 term representing India. Jazz is also a certified diabetes educator and did her training with the IDF program. She is also a professional dancer, choreographer, theatre artist and a published author. She completed her training from Broadway Dance Center in New York and the AEF from Florence. Her mantra is simple - Live Happily and Bolus Regularly.
Founder & Director
Sumeet Dhagia is a UI Designer, Techno-savvy and living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 3 decades. His journey with T1D has oscillated between extremes: from using fixed dose glass syringes to now using MDI Pens, from using Benedict Urine Tests, to now a CGM and from having fluctuating sugars to now proudly maintaining a 75% Time in Range. Sumeet’s vast experiences with T1D makes him want to work for the T1D community to ensure proper education and empowerment. He strongly believes in the Language Matters movement having personally faced hard situations. As the Programs Manager he strives to ensure that all those with T1D get educated, empowered and celebrate life to the fullest.
Meet our Punjab Chapter Head, Deeksha. Deeksha's pancreas said 'humse na ho payega' 20 years ago. And since then one of her aims in life has been to educate people about Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). A Counseling Psychologist by profession, she has been a strong advocate of inclusion of mental health in diabetes care management system.Besides T1D Management, this street-smart Punjabi kudi is spiritual, expressive and passionate. She believes in living life with utmost balance..
Hey there ! I'm Sanjana Mohan, a visual designer who dreams of travelling 24*7 ( so much that my idea of relaxing is to make random itineraries ). Living with type 1 diabetes for 14 years now has taught me three main things. One, always be open to learning. Two, nothing can stop you from what you want to be. Three, never stop dreaming.
Ritika Maheshwari, or otherwise known as ‘diaDOer’ passed out from The Riverside School, Ahmedabad in 2015. She is currently pursuing her BBA in Event Management from Ahmedabad. She’s been freelancing for several companies in the past two years with events ranging from Weddings to Corporate Functions. She is known for her prompt responses and efficient operations. She is the head of operations strategy at Diabesties, where she handles all the DiaMeet venues, partnerships and events. Apart from working, she loves to read books, watch TV shows and chill with her friends..
I am from Varanasi. I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes since 2016. I am Currently the Co- Leader of the Uttar Pradesh chapter and The Blue Force Network at Diabesties Foundation. I am a Huge fan of Movies Especially the "Comic book Genre". Being a tech savvy, I also love to make pop-culture references. I am also very keen on the development of our diabetes community.
Head of project development
Sangamithirai Surya the Head of Communications at The Diabesties Foundation is a creative marketer by profession and a home chef by passion. Her love language is food and she aims to provide a nutritious meal to all the people around her and the underprivileged one. She believes in balanced lifestyle considering relationships, work, fitness and health, and emotional well-being. “I’m exploring how to help children with special needs and be a better coach among many other things”
Head of communications
I am Srishti Pandey, a 20 year old girl, living happily and proudly with Type 1 Diabetes.i am a commerce graduate from BHU, Varanasi.
It's my passion now to work for the welfare of my own community, to break the stigmas associated with Type 1 Diabetes and I am on my way of doing it.
And I strongly believe that access to insulin is a basic human right and sometime in my life I definitely want to work for it.
I know it's a long way ahead but I am sure together we can do it.
Head of community engagement
A Doctor ,Certified Diabetes educator and counselor....living with type1 diabetes since 25 years. TYPE 1 DIABETES has taught me fight for your dreams, you can achieve whatever you want with your type 1. Start accepting your type 1 . I am handling my type 1wuth Right kind of food with proper insulin dose n physical activity. Education is the first step to conquer type 1. I want to educate each n every type 1 so that they can handle their type 1 in a positive n correct way....
Dr kunjal Gandhi
Head of Professional development
Isha Lakhani, residing at Ahmedabad, mother of two girls.. My younger daughter is type 1 diabetic since Dec 2015..she is now 10yrs old.. Her diagnosis has empowered us to all follow a very disciplined lifestyle and make healthier choices at home. Plus it has made her a stronger individual
I am Aditya Patil, a 19 year old from Mumbai and a proud diabetic since January 2021. Currently pursuing Accounting and finance undergraduate course from Mumbai University. I am an Origami enthusiast and also learning guitar as I have interest in music as well.
Maharashtra Chapter Lead
Hi I am Akanksha from Katihar, Bihar. I was diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes in 2015. I have done MCA from Delhi. Now I am a Model and Teacher by profession but I am Diabetic educator and Insulin pump trainer by passion. I joined Diabetes to sparead Awarness about T1 across my home state.
T1 gives me new aim in my life
Bihar chapter lead
MBA, PGCE learning disabilities
I live in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. My hobbies are travelling, brave with trying new food, love fitness and living the best type 1 life I can.
I may not remember what I had for dinner last night, but I still remember the evening of 11thSep,2006. I had fainted in a supermarket. My doctor, who after detecting my symptoms of frequent urination, excessive thirst, appetite-loss and abnormal weight-reduction, suggested for blood-sugar level check. “D-Day” 13thSep, 2006 when my blood test report arrived which said that I was suffering from Type 1 diabetes. From that day I was introduced to new world of Glucometer, injections & Lantus. Diabesties is helping me to bring out the warrior in me because “I AM TYPE 1 OF A KIND”. I am a BBA Graduate who is pursuing CA who wishes to educate people about T1D.
kolkata Chapter Lead
I am Chirag Rajpopat, T1D since 2010. Passionate about getting very good controls of glucose levels. Learning new things for better management of Diabetes and trying to help other T1Ds to boost their confidence to achieve life goals along with better control of glucose levels. Joined Diabesties team to reach out to more needy people and keep learning from the experts in the team. Design Automation Engineer by profession and love to adopt new technology in my profession as well as in health care.
Having lived with type 1 diabetes for 11 years, it has taught me the true meaning of small wins, gratitude, being vulnerable and strong at the same time.
I’m an empathetic individual, a reliable friend, currently obsessing over environment and sustainability and working to expand and broaden the awareness ofT1D to the fullest. When I’m not doing anything, you can find me baking healthy cheats, strolling through neighborhood cafes and gazing at beautiful skies. My motto is to be kind and appreciate life for what it is.
Jaipur Chapter Lead
I'm Dolly Korani, a 19years old girl from Ajmer, Rajasthan. I've been living with type1 diabetes since 2012. I'm currently studying psychology, economics and computer applications under bachelor of arts from Sophia College, Ajmer.
I m Dr Happy Pachani
I m dentist by profession
I m also cook nd really fond of cooking..
I m classical dancer nd completed 4 yrs in Bharatnatyam classical dance…
I elimentry intermediate certified drawing artist
I m also poet, sayar nd writer…I was diagnosed with T1D on 17-10-98 nd having in relationship with T1D since last 23 yrs…
Dr Happy Pachani
I am Dr. Ruchita Mehta , Consultant Homeopath, Certified Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. I am living with type 1 since 2012, I am on MDI. I am running my own clinic as a Kaizen Health clinic at Vadodara, Gujarat.
Dr Ruchita mehta
Baroda Chapter Lead
I completed my medicine from G.M.E.R.S Hospital Vadodara. Did masters in Diabetology from India's no.1 Diabetes Hospital (Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Centre, Chennai), have been a part of and attended various national and international conferences. Having my own clinic now and practicing in Karelibaug, Vadodara
dr mudrik patel
Hi, I’m Haimi Shah. I’m not your usual waffle, I’m a Mint Choco-chip waffle. I am known for lighting up dark rooms with my energy and vibes. I’m a lot of things, Dancer, Fashion design enthusiast, armature Chef, Content creator, Yoga teacher, Vibe curator, but by profession I’m a Designer.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 10 years old.
Social Media Designer
Hi, I am Hasti, an Intellectual Property Rights Enthusiast and a Pharmacist. My inspiration behind studying Pharmacy and now inventions is my diabetes. I was diagnosed when I was 12 and I have always had a love hate relationship with it, but I have no complains as this journey has taught me the art of discipline, and to live by the mantra- Don’t worry, be happy!
I am Hetansh Shah,a type-1 Diabetic for past 8 years!!I am currently pursuing my MBBS degree from Ahmedabad!Inspite of having chosen one of the most stressful professions, I always try to keep my HBA1C levels below 7 and advocate about the same.Apart from being a Public Health advocate , I like to read, travel and make new friends!!I would just like to say that Believe in Yourself and there is nothing a Type-1 Diabetic can't achieve!!.
Rajasthan Chapter Lead
Manpreet Kaur, from Ludhiana, Punjab. Architect by profession and a full time mother to 4.5 years old daughter, diagnosed with T1D in March 2020. Also a sister to T1D brother who was diagnosed 20 years back.
Co-Lead of caregiver council
Hi, i am Natasha from Ahmedabad i was diagnosed with type1 at the age of 10 now its feel like type1 is major part of my life..i am Happily living with type1, i have done masters in management and by profession i am counsellor and working as IR manager with Vibrent Gujrat, i also connected and working with many NGO's in Ahmedabad. i think nothing can stop us if we have strong guts and positive mind, i join diabestes to spread awareness and help people with type1 diabetes
Nikhil Soni, Diagnosed in 2014. Studying Management in indore. He wants to Spread awareness of diabetes via memes and entertaining contents, He loves to explain the Type1 Diabetes by an entertaining way.
Joined diabesties In December 2019
social media volunteer
Social Media Volunteer
24 year old, living a life with non functioning organ, fighting an invisible battle everyday that most people don't understand, type 1 diabetic from past 8 years, didn't ask for this but best believe I am strong enough to endure it, ready to eat carbohydrate rich food, fueled by coffee and insulin, I believe beautiful things have dents and scratches, sometimes poked fingers and bruises too.I am not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon. But believe me I am the nicest dumbass you will ever meet.
I'm Rasmeet kaur, a type 1 diabetic for the last 12 years. Art and books are my happy place. A strong-willed, determined and gritty person is what could define me as an individual. Learning and growing every day with my best friend(T1D). Call me a cinephile or a book smart, one would always find me indulged here. My motive to be a part of Diabesties was to create awareness about the stigma surrounding it and to give the support, guidance, and encouragement that I couldn't find as a newly diagnosed Type 1.
Be type 1 of a kind
I am a technology and startup enthusiast. I started my journey of startups in my later years of college and haven’t turned since. I enjoy learning new technologies and imparting that knowledge to others.
My name is Maimuna Sultana. I am a student at Government Medical College Siddipet pursuing MBBS 3rd year. My educational aspirations consist of becoming a surgeon. On the other hand my career vision is to provide better HealthCare to the community. I am committed to working hard at University and looking for opportunities that could help me make my goals a reality.
Srinidhi Chandramoulie is a proud diabetic for 14 years. After multiple hospital admissions and frequent health check ups, she realised her calling lay in the field of medicine and ended up becoming a doctor herself. She aspires to become a paediatrician one day. She volunteers actively for providing education for underprivileged children and for upliftment of women’s health and welfare.
Apart from this, she treks, travels, cooks, dances and watches a staggering number of series and movies. She loves life and all its grandeur, and truly believes diabetes has only made her appreciate it more.
Social Media Manager
Hello I am Vedika Sumeet Khubani.I am a certified Diabetes Educator and I am a caregiver for three of my family members who are type 1 diabetics.I manage their diabetes well and have learned so many things in this process. Now being a part of Diabesties I want to learn more and try to educate and help other type1s.
This is Vishranti Chavda from Ahmedabad. I was diagnosed with T1D on 12th Dec, 2010 and it's been more than 11 years.
I'm a weirdo software engineer by profession and I enjoy doing painting, dancing, writing and public speaking.
I can talk for number of hours without a break because I'm very much extrovert personality who don't know how to put fullstop haha.
Yuvan Seth, or known more as ‘diaMAKER’ did his BA(hons) in Practical Film Making from Met Film School in Berlin. He directed, produced and worked on several different short films and music videos while there. He was the lead cinematographer for a web series for Youtube Space Berlin. He also produced a documentary for a director from Beijing Film Academy. He is the Head Content Creator of Diabesties – you will always find him with his camera, his infectious smile and of course his hat at any of our DiaMeets. Yuvan likes indie music, artsy films and is a true foodie at heart.