Fighting for a future and winning against all odds: Suman’s inspiring story

In parts of the world, in many developing countries in particular, marriage prospects for young women with diabetes are hampered by the general societal lack of awareness of the disease and severe economic poverty suffered by the majority of the population. The discriminatory attitudes that are widely held in many countries can condemn a woman with diabetes to a life of social isolation and economic hardship. Structured support from dedicated healthcare providers and peers with diabetes can have a life-changing impact on these women and their future prospects. Santosh Gupta reports from India on the experiences of one such woman with diabetes.