Season 3, Episode 12: Diabetes in Zimbabwe – Overcoming Challenges and Dreaming Big

In this episode of Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, Pam speaks with Tinotenda Dzikiti, a passionate advocate and person living with Type 1 Diabetes. Pam and Tino recently met at the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).

Tino shares his experiences and insights into living with diabetes in Zimbabwe and Africa, and how he supports so many others facing the same or similar challenges. We also learn more about what made him decide to use his voice to advocate for people living with diabetes.

He also shares his thoughts on many of the changes needed to get more people involved in diabetes advocacy, and how people with lived experience can get involved to help create the changes needed in the diabetes space.

Whether you are in Africa or somewhere else, this is a definite do-not-miss episode. Tino’s motivation is contagious. His story and his plans for the future are an inspiration.

 

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Tinotenda Dzikiti is a person living with Type 1 Diabetes. He is an ambassador and patient advocate for a number of diabetes organisations. He is also a podcast host, a blogger, and a Toastmaster.

His titles include the following:

  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • #dedoc°voice alumnus and patient advocate
  • Young Leader in Diabetes for International Diabetes Federation
  • Ambassador for Zimbabwe Diabetes Association
  • Digital Advocate with T1International & Africa Diabetes Alliance
  • Co-Chair-Membership Commitee for ISPAD
  • Ambassador for Jenious ISPAD
  • Vice President Public Relations for Broadcom Toastmasters
  • Ambassador for Diabetes Center Berne
  • Consultant for Ascensia Diabetes Care

 

You can listen to Tino’s podcast, The Diabetes Mogul, on Youtube.

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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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About Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast and Pamela Durant

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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.

If you are interested in appearing as a guest, please email us at info@diapointme.com. We would love to hear your story and your connection to diabetes.

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