Prevention through the lived experience lens
The fourth series of the NCD Diaries project is based on the theme: Prevention through the lived experience lens. Through their Diaries, lived experience advocates share their lived experiences and NCD journey, why they believe action on NCD prevention and health promotion is important, and shed light on their motivations to advocate on these topics.
My journey with Type 1 Diabetes from age 7 till now 41 has not been easy. To get the right care plan for me initially was saddled with trials and errors. My diabetes later resulted in neuropathy and retinopathy at age 10. However, with my amazing support system, I was able to understand diabetes better and in turn diabetes understood me and disease progression was prevented.
Nkiruka Okoro, lived experience of diabetes, United Kingdom