BLUECIRCLE
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We are here to hear! We understand that the lockdown can create and exacerbate distress and common mental health issues like depression and anxiety. The Blue Circle Buddy Project Helpline is India's first psychosocial diabetes and mental health helpline exclusively for people with diabetes and their families. We are a volunteer-led, app based multilingual, free helpline run by people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and caregivers who have been trained by the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, Indian Law Society, Pune and Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune in providing basic psychosocial and diabetes support. Our volunteers are fluent in English, Hindi, Dutch, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Punjabi.


To schedule a session with our
buddies please download our app
   




For assistance, email us on support@bluecircle.foundation
Schedule an online audio/video call with a diabuddy below :


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Sarala Chauhan

Parent of a type 1 teenager

English  Dutch 

I am a general practitioner and a good listener. Though I am not a type 1, my daughter has lived with type 1 since she was a baby. ( so for more than 13 years now)

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Arvind Ramaswamy

Type 2 Diabetic (Insulin-Dependent) since 20+ years

English  தமிழ்  తెలుగు  हिन्दी 

I'm a Software Architect by Profession, a Bookworm (interested in a variety of Genres). Love Music, Movies (crazy Avengers Fan). Passionate about Cryptic Crosswords & Teaching. I can help with : Type 2 diabetes, Exercise, general Diabetes management, Type 1 diabetes, general mental health

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Sajan Goel

हमको मधुमेह टाइप 1 (1986) 34 साल से है

हिन्दी 

व्यापार थोक दवा टाइप 1 पर भी बात हम मधुमेह के लिए कुछ भी करते हैं हम सभी को खुश रखना चाहते हैं😂 मुझे संगीत सुनना और गाना पसंद है🎧🎤 फेव स्पोर्ट्स बैडमिंटन बैट बॉल शतरंज पतंग🏸🏏♟️🧵 यात्रा और मस्ती 🏄🚣

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Mouparna Srimani

Type 1 Diabetic since 2 years

বাংলা  हिन्दी  English 

Love reading and world cinema, and through them learning about history, spies and the human condition. Happily imperfect. Believe that 'acceptance' is the magic word for navigating life's many turmoils :)

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Madhura Damle

Thriving with type 1 diabetes since 2.5 years!

मराठी  English  हिन्दी  

कॉफी आणि आयुष्यावर गहन चर्चा! | Enjoys deep conversations about life over a cup of coffee!

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Sonu Patel

Type1 diabetic since last 7 years

ગુજરાતી  हिन्दी  मराठी  English 

IT professional, loves dancing on punjabi songs and loves traveling, finisher of 100km walkathon Life is not easy being a type1 diabetic but now i have learnt the art of living it beyond diabetes ( “Dair lagi lekin.... maine ab hai jeena sikh liyaaa😊”) On that note let’s aspire and inspire for better mental and physical health

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Ruchika Kathuria

Type 1 diabetic since 40 years

English  हिन्दी  ਪੰਜਾਬੀ 

I have always been loyal to my most loyal friend in turn -diabetes . The mutual understanding between the two of us has brought me this far.Assistant Professor by profession ,I am fun loving, dreamer- spilling out dreams on paper at times, wishful traveller and inquisitive about anything that adds to my repository of knowledge. I believe in living life to the fullest,with discipline,management and love! I can help with: Understanding and Managing T1D, Diet, Insulin pen, Complications, Counseling.

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Rohan Arora

Type 1 diabetic since 10 years.... also a Poet, Designer,Photographer!

English  हिन्दी  ਪੰਜਾਬੀ 

"kuch kho kar paya hai, ya pa kar khoya hai .... kuch boond khoon roz ganwaya, par jeene ka tarika aaya hai" Have i lost something or gained something? I do lose few drops of blood everyday but i have gained a sense of living

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Snehal Nandagawli

Type 1 Diabetic since 18 years

English  हिंदी  मराठी 

I am an IT Analyst by profession, a blogger by passion and a foodie, simply for the love of food :) I am a true Capricorn by nature. I love reading, dancing, listening to music and running. I believe in the power of determination, dedication and discipline.

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Chhavi Chadha

Type 1 Diabetic since 6 years.

English  हिंदी 

I enjoy a steaming cup of tea, good music and spend my weekends penning my thoughts. I believe in the power of unicorns and a good conversation, in diabetes management and otherwise too :)

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Nupur Lalvani

Type 1 diabetic since 25 years

English  हिन्दी  मराठी  

I love running, writing, gardening and coffee. Certified Diabetes Educator. I can help with : type 1 diabetes, low carb, insulin pumps, Libre (Pro), Miao Miao, exercise

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LAKSHMINARAYANA VARIMADUGU

Type 1 diabetic since 2012

తెలుగు  English 

Guiding and talking to T1s is my passion. I have patience and time to listen to T1s

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