Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine.
Could you tell us about yourself and your work?
I have done my MBBS from Navi Mumbai and Fellowship in Diabetology from Dr. V Mohans Institute in Chennai. I have also completed a Diploma in Diabetology from Uk. I have been working in the field of diabetology for the past 9 years. I am very passionate about healthy living and try to inculcate these principles in my patients. I also treat thyroid disorders, obesity and am very experienced in insulin pump therapy. My area of special interest is Type 1 Diabetes, Lifestyle modification, and obesity management.
How you and your service is helping society?
Being in the medical field service to society is an unsaid rule. It happens whether you intend for it or not. In spite of the staggering number of people with diabetes, there is very poor awareness of its complications, the importance of sugar control, and even the fact that one can prevent it is poorly known to people. I try to conduct several community programs with various groups on different topics related to diabetes. I also have a social media page dedicated to creating awareness about diabetes. I am associated with an NGO called Juvenile Diabetes Foundation which works for well- the being of people with type 1 diabetes. We conduct education camps and support group activities for children and adults living with type 1 diabetes. Through our efforts, we have managed to change the lives of 1000s of patients with diabetes especially those with type 1 diabetes.
What is the USP of your work?
I can summarise the USP of my work in 1 sentence: “ I believe in treating the patient and not the sugar or blood report.” The treatment plan has to be a joint and informed decision that the doctor and patient make together. Diabetes management is 60% the work and input of the patient.
What are your Vision and Mission?
My Mission is to be able to serve my patients to the best of my ability by going to the core of the disease and making them aware that living happily with diabetes is possible.
My vision is to start a prevention program for diabetes and an obesity management clinic and support group.
What are your achievements in this industry?
I stood first in the fellowship exam and also scored a distinction in my diploma, I have also participated in research activities and won an award for presenting the same. But none of these compare to the satisfaction I feel when I see my patients’ frowns turn into a smile.
My biggest achievements and earnings are the love and respect I receive from my patients.
My journey is still ongoing, and I still have much to achieve.
Does your work ever feel tedious to you? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated towards it?
I like what I do, so most of the time I look forward to going to work. But sometimes the monotony or hectic schedule can make me feel tedious. When I am able to help a patient who couldn’t sleep at night due to severe diabetic pain, or if I can help heal a patient with a stubborn foot ulcer, that’s all the motivation I need.
What are your hobbies and specific interests other than your profession?
I am a creative person, I like sketching especially doodling in my free time. I love to dance, it also helps to keep me fit. I do enjoy an occasional trek and visit to nature.
You have achieved so much in life, any specific advice you’d like to share with our readers to grow in life?
It is not the big achievements but the small ones that help you grow in life, happiness lies in simple things. The key to success and happiness is only one “ Enjoy the journey and never stop learning.”
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