Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

(Maharashtra Chapter)

Testimonials

For many JDs, the JDF has proved to be a blessing. For some, JDF has helped avoid severe financial crisis that would have otherwise occurred. And some JDs found their life partners at JDF to settle down with. In what way has JDF influenced your life? All JDs (or their parents for the young ones) are encouraged to pen down their thoughts on their relationship with JDF here by way of testimonials . All testimonials will be moderated, and will be uploaded on this page within one week.

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Richard B Almeida

,Nalasopara West

Dear fellow JD's, first of all, thank God that diabetes has taught us discipline and to face challenges in life. It's a blessing in disguise. I thank all doctors from JDF especially our godfather Dr. Vijay (Abba) Ajgaonkar who has helped me in installing the pillar of my life. I was detected as a diabetic at the age of 17; Abba taught me to take insulin shots, he gave me a job and a lot of love. I am leading a happy and comfortable life. I have a 14 yr old son. JDF has helped and is helping, supporting many newly detected diabetics how to manage their diabetes. JDF is offering medicines at concessional rates, partially acting as an employment and marraige bureau. JDF is organising camps, meetings, seminars, etc. JDF is like a family for us. I daily pray to Father almighty for all the JD's and all our doctors and researchers. And I hope, one day God will grant us the effective remedy for this non-currable malady. God bless you all.

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Namrata Bhindi

,Mumbai

Its difficult to express through words that what JDF has done for me. Why me? That's the question most JDs might have asked without getting a satisfactory answer, just like I did. The answer for me is JDF. I have achieved all my ambitions since childhood and it is because of the doctors and their friendliness. I would say I am able to achieve what I wanted to! They are those members of the family who are always approachable. From taking shots on my own to controlling sugars, and much more, diabetes is a part of my life with so much ease. The fourteen-year old relationship has become strong since the first day, when I heard in the monthly meetings, "Diabetes is not my whole life, it's a part of my life." At times, I feel it is amazing to be a JD because in JDF all of us are unique and special! Thanks a million JDF! smiley

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Vanita Jethani

,Mulund

JDF has taught us to live with diabetes. When I met this special companion of mine for the first time, I did not bothered to sit and understand it in detail. All I knew was that I had to do what I was asked to. But then as I grew up I had many questions. All these were eventually solved at JDF. Meeting my kind of people here helped boost my morale. I met people who with their knowledge could answer my questions (doctors) and then those who with their experience could help me grow mentally strong (other JDs). JDF is actually a true family where you always have people around you to help you in whatever way possible. Moreover, all this care is unconditional. I am happy and proud to be a part of this family! smiley

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Dhanasvi Tejani

,Mumbai

I was two when I was diagnosed with diabetes. It is because of JDF today that I have so much knowledge about diabetes and I am able to keep my sugars under control. The support and guidance provided by the doctors and other diabetics, especially to my family, for managing diabetes has been priceless.

Though I have not really been in touch with JDF since the past few years, I really appreciate what they are doing. :)

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Pooja Gori

,Ghatkopar

There was a time when i was broken,
A time when i was afraid.
A time when i felt i was cursed.
A time when i was weak, when i fell and couldn't raise back.
It was the time when i cried a lot.
But JDF fixed it all :)
Today I am a more confident, stronger, ambitious, happier, and a better person than before.
HAPPILY LIVING WITH DIABETES BECAUSE OF YOU, JDF.
Can't even imagine my world without you,
All i know is that it would be very different, a less comforting place.

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Gautam Narang

,Mumbai

Though diagnosed at the age of 18, I came to JDF only when I was 26 years of age. Others may have made JDF a part of their life, but I have made my life a part of JDF. It is 18 years since my marriage with another juvenile diabetic and I am thankful to JDF for giving me a companion.

In these last 18 years, I have seen many juvenile diabetics build their confidence by coming together, and I feel this task would have been impossible without the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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Tulsi Shah

,Mumbai

JDF has always been there for me and has proved that there is nothing impossible if you try hard. I'll always be grateful to JDF for what it has done for me and I wish there is happiness always around JDF and for all the JD's...

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Jigar Shah

,Vashi, Navi mumbai

JDF has been an integral part of my life ever since the age of four. JDF not only empowered me with the knowledge of tackling diabetes but also gave me a sweet family!!! Cheers to JDF!!!

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Prajakt Chandrakant Badgu

,Pune

Everybody needs someone to guide them in their journey of life... JDF has been that someone in my life. It has and continues to inspire me from time to time what i am supposed to do.

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Balasaheb Rakshe

,Navi Mumbai

Word’s are not enough to describe JDF...

Only due to the support of JDF, I am enjoying a very cheerful, healthy, happy, and safe life with type 1 diabetes.

JDF seems to have given me a 2nd life. JDF is not only about managing diabetes but it also gives the true road map toward the path of a golden life.

Once again, a million thanks to the contribution and dedication of doctors, volunteers, and members of the entire JDF family.

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Vandana Dalvi

,Mumbai

According to me, JDF is one of the best foundations and the best helper for me and many others. It helps not only in controlling my sugar level but also to live a better life like others. It helped me in tackling all impurities and live a normal life like others. So I am really very thankful to JDF.

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Prashant Deshmukh

,India

JDF has been like a friend, philosopher, and guide in the true sense. Every trip and meeting with JDF has been a learning experience about not just managing diabetes but enjoying life and having a ball.

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Divyesh Panchal

,Mumbai

JDF is a different sweet world of my life. When I was alone and could not find a way ahead, JDF showed me the way. It is a place where everyone is there for each other. Here I learn not only how to live with diabetes but also how to tackle the ups and downs of life as a normal person. The wonderful friends, parents, and especially doctors make JDF an awesome family of care and love.

Only three lines come to my mind for JDF:

"For the people, By the people, and With people"

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Kalpesh Padaya

,Ghatkopar, Mumbai

JDF is the best thing that happened to me, not only because JDF has helped me with my diabetes but also because I have spent some of the most memorable days of my life at JDF camps and treks. I am very thankful to JDF for giving me true friends that I know are always there for me. JDF rocks!

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Paras Devani

,Ghatkopar, Mumbai

With the help of JDF, my (our) life is

J = Jiyo

D = Dard Mukt

F = Future life

This is the only foundation I know where the doctors & other associates work not for money but to help the society by spreading awareness about diabetes and to teach us how to live a long and successful life with diabetes.

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Henna Jain

,Mumbai

I consider JDF as my family as it helped me grow into what I am today. I am truly thankful to JDF for being there when I needed support in different walks of life.