The health guardians


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
The health guardians

Homemaker Jyoti Apte, who was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago, used to struggle to understand why her blood sugar levels fluctuated dramatically though she was taking her medicines regularly.

The specialist she was consulting would simply say "it happens" and scribble a new prescription, leaving the 55-year-old Mumbaikar frustrated and with countless questions buzzing in her head.

But a lot has changed over the past six months. Apte can rattle off the A to Z of diabetes and has found answers to all her questions. The new-found awareness is helping her tackling the disease with more confidence and buoyancy. "I am not groping in the dark anymore, " she says.

Apte has enrolled in a diabetes support programme run by Kartavya Healtheon. The Mumbai-based organisation is among half a dozen or so disease management (DM) companies that have been set up in India in recent years.

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