I have been a type 2 diabetic for over 6+ years now working as a graphic designer during the day and a Postcrossing illustrator on the weekends. I like to listen to songs with poetic meaning and am often lost visualizing them, hoping someday I can be an art director. In an alternate universe, I would like to be a polyglot who happens to be a kick-ass dancer.
I’m a serial entrepreneur from Singapore. I didn’t grow up with diabetes. I got it from stress that lead to anxiety and after that a burnout. I didn’t hide it, it’s also part of my family history. It was hard for me. I live alone and I manage my business, finance and medical health expenses with the support of government subsidies.
I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 11 years now! I am a professional dancer and choreographer and the founder of The Diabesties Foundation! When not working on diabetes or dance, you can find me reading, listening to music or writing!
I grew up with my type one diabetes during my teenage years and I never felt the need to hide it. As I was staying away from my family to continue my college, it was necessary for me to be vocal about my situation. In case if I need any help from others in any emergency situation. With all the ups and downs, my diabetes management has changed a lot over the last 11 years.
I’m a copywriter, a content planner and a creative project coordinator. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 20 years old.
Emotionally, it was tough. I couldn’t come to terms with a sudden “lifelong, chronic condition without a cure”. I especially hated the prospect of injecting myself multiple times a day for the rest of my life. I also struggled to accept that even if I followed the guidelines, correct behaviour and protocols, I wouldn’t be necessarily improving, let alone curing my condition. I would just be maintaining or preserving my health. It seemed a lot of work just to stay ‘normal’.