The experience of living with multiple chronic conditions
The first series of the NCD Diaries project illustrates the realities and experiences of living with multiple chronic conditions; that is, either two or more NCDs, or NCDs and an infectious disease (e.g. HIV, TB, COVID‑19, etc.).
For 12 years, I have lived with Type 1 Diabetes and for three years I have lived with Diabetes Insipidus. I share my story and the story of others in my community to encourage decision-makers to better shape health systems around the needs of the ‘person’. I believe that life is too ‘sweet’ to not be shared, and in the case of people living with NCDs it is our stories that can shape the NCD response moving forward.
Jazz Sethi, lived experience of diabetes, India