Season 2, Episode 12: Diabetes in Pakistan – Living the Sweet Life, with Meethi Zindagi

Join us for this very special discussion with the founders of Meethi Zindagi (pronounced Meet-hee-Zin-da-gee, meaning “Sweet Life” in Urdu), a community-centric diabetes support organization in Pakistan.

The Meethi Zindagi philosophy recognizes that people with diabetes are the key stakeholders in their own wellbeing. Meethi Zindagi focusses on the five key areas of insulin support, education, peer support, awareness and advocacy. The world is definitely a better place because Sana and Anum are in it.

To learn more about their work, visit their website at meethizindagi.org

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Pakistan diabetes advocate Sana Ajmal

Sana Ajmal is the Founder and Executive Director of Meethi Zindagi, which is the only diabetes community organization in Pakistan.

Meethi Zindagi works in 5 the key areas of insulin support, education, peer support, awareness and advocacy at a national scale. With her academic background in engineering, Sana developed a diabetes support system based on international best practices, tailored to meet local needs, and supported with the use of technology. This approach is the cornerstone of the work she does through Meethi Zindagi.

Sana has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 15.

Pakistan diabetes advocate Anum Anwar

Anum Anwar is a Diabetes Advocate, Certified Diabetes Educator and a Bio-technologist.

Anum works at Meethi Zindagi, a not-for-profit in Pakistan, which is the only patient-centric organization in the country working for the rights of people with diabetes.

She has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for the past 26 years.

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Disclaimer: It should go without saying that the Diapoint podcast is not intended as or should not be used as personal medical advice. You will hear us interview medical experts and others, but please always always ask your qualified doctor, diabetes team or other expert about your health. What works for one person does not always work for another person. What you should always do when you discover any new health information is ask YOUR doctor about it. This information should empower you to have a discussion with your healthcare providers about it. Diapoint, our guests, sponsors and business partners are not here to replace that advice. Living a full, healthy life means taking the proper medical advice from your qualified physicians, diabetes team or other healthcare providers.

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Meethi Zindagi Pakistan

This episode of Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast is brought to you by Meethi Zindagi.

Meethi Zindagi is a not-for-profit in Pakistan – the only patient-centric organization in the country working for the rights of people with diabetes. The Meethi Zindagi philosophy recognizes that people with diabetes are the key stakeholders in their own wellbeing. Meethi Zindagi focusses on the five key areas of insulin support, education, peer support, awareness and advocacy.

To learn more about their work, visit their website at meethizindagi.org

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Here at Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we talk to experts and people living with diabetes about social situations, nutrition, mental health, travel, and many other topics related to health and wellness.

The Founder & Managing Director of Diapoint, Pam Durant, shares her experience as the mother a teenage son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old.

Pam was also a healthcare manager for 25+ years, and is a certified Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine coach. She is passionate about showing people how to not just survive, but thrive.

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