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Eman Diabetic Diaries: An Egyptian Woman’s Journey Living With Diabetes

November 13, 2023

“It felt very lonely.” This is how Eman El-Menshawy, Diabetes Educator and Founder of Eman Diabetic Diaries, describes her emotions upon being diagnosed with diabetes. Getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of seven was not initially easy to accept. Being the only member of her family diagnosed with the chronic illness, she felt different, ashamed, and attempted to hide it from the people around her. Stemming from her belief in the importance of raising awareness, and with a persistent feeling that people living with diabetes deserve more peer support and community acceptance, El-Menshawy created Eman Diabetic Diaries two years ago. Eman Diabetic Diaries is a blog offering insight into the life of a person living with diabetes. Between mental health support, maintaining a healthy diet, relationships, and bullying in school or at the workplace, El-Menshawy covers diverse topics that relate to those living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Through her blog, El-Menshawy posts interactive videos, hosts virtual Q&A sessions, and organises in-person meet-ups for peer-to-peer support.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Eman Diabetic Diaries | يوميات ايمان المسكرة…

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