Young Leaders from Maldives
Hi all, my name is Aminath Abdul Rahman, all my friends call me Aana I am from Male’ Maldives, the sunny side of life. I was born on 9th July 1985. I completed my studies at Aminiyya School of Male’. I first came to the Diabetes Society of Maldives (DSM) as a registered diabetic patient in 2005 and I got involved in DSM’s activities as a volunteer and I started working at DSM as a full time staff on June 2006.
I got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 9. Most people and most doctors weren’t very aware about diabetes then, let alone type 1 diabetes. Not I or my parents were given any information about even the basics of diabetes so I was put on oral medication first and I got worse. So finally I was put on insulin therapy. The first actual information and education I got about diabetes was when I joined the Diabetes Society of Maldives, the DSM team became my second family and my cheerleaders on the field of diabetes. And I have never stopped learning since then.