Mrs. Seema Agarwal stands as a Sugar Pot
- IWB Post
- December 1, 2014
Meet our 4th brave Jaipur woman – Mrs. Seema Agarwal – who is winning over diabetes each day! This conversation is under our campaign – ‘Stand as a Sugar Pot’, a health initiative taken in association with Baidyanath Sugarfree Chyawanprash – Chyawan Vit. Our purpose is to motivate Jaipur diabetics while telling real life experiences of 6 diabetic women from different backgrounds who handle their diabetes effectively.
Campaign ‘Stand as a Sugar Pot’ signifies to stand with both hands on waist displaying victory over diabetes.
JWB – Hello, Seema. We’ve heard your family is full of artists.As you know, we have asked each diabetic woman’s family to show their support by painting the white sugar-pot. Where is yours?
JWB – Wow, go on!
Divya started painting green leaves on the top of sugar-pot. With confident hand of the artist, she was slowly stroking the paint-brush against the white surface of the lid. Meanwhile, her 3 yr old daughter Kenisha showed enthusiasm to contribute.
Seema – Okay, dear.
Divya – And Kenisha, I will draw the swing for you.Kenisha nodded while she was exploring the bottle of Baidyanath’s Chyawanprash. She asked: “Is it yours?”Kenisha – We will together eat dadi-ma.We loved it how three generations together was enjoying the task. Indeed, the sugar-pot came out really well.
Seema – It’s been 6 yrs now.
Seema – Yes, I am type 2 and have to take insulin twice a day.
Seema – Not really, except when there is a wound and it takes longer to heal. Also, the skin dries up frequently, and sometimes I have joint pain.
Seema – Definitely, it helps a lot. Being with family is an advantage. The work gets divided, and I get more time for self care.
JWB – Has diabetes changed your relationship with husband?
JWB – Tell us about food you avoid eating.
Divya – And nuts. She eats them, but just for required vitamins, not in excess.
Seema – Tremendously. Apart from feeling healthy, I will not be worried about my kids. It is hereditary, so I have a fear in my mind.
Seema – If you cannot find time to go out for walks, at least see what you are eating. Doing household chores is a physical exercise in itself, but eating healthy contributes a lot.
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