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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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Rohan Arora

Certified Diabetes Educator Living with Type 1 diabetic since 11 years! 11 साल से टाइप 1 डायबिटीज के साथ जी रहे हैं!

English  हिन्दी   

I follow moderate carb diet and use multiple daily injection for 6-7 times a day. carb counting and discipline are key to achieve good blood sugar control

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Snehal Nandagawli

Type 1 Diabetic since 20 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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Arvind Ramaswamy

Type 2 Diabetic since 25+ years (Insulin-dependent since 2008)

English  தமிழ்  తెలుగు  हिन्दी 

Arvind, a Software Architect by profession, has been living with Type 2 Diabetes (MODY) since ~1996, and is on Insulin MDI since 2008. Loves Reading & Music, Long walks, crazy about Movies. Passionate about Teaching and Cryptic Crosswords. Can help with: Understanding and managing Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin, Type 1 Diabetes, Counseling, Diabetes complications

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Nupur Lalvani

Type 1 diabetic since 27 years

English  हिन्दी  मराठी  

Certified Diabetes Educator & Certified Pump Trainer who loves running, writing, gardening and coffee. Can help with : type 1 diabetes, low carb, insulin pumps, Libre (Pro), Miao Miao, exercise, lifestyle

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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

Diabetic since 2 years (LADA)

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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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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Ruchika Kathuria

Type 1 diabetic since 41 years, CDE

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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Sonu Patel

Type1 diabetic since last 8 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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Madhura Damle

Thriving with type 1 diabetes since 3 years!

मराठी  English  हिन्दी  

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

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