The Happy Type One

Hiding insulin in a remote monastry in Burma (#31)

26 January 2021

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Who is Vassia?

Vassia Karpeta is British citzien, born in Greece. She does not just hold a dental practitioner degree from the University of Bristol but also a Masters Degree in Law (LLM) from Cardiff University, UK. Most recently, Vassia has been working as a Clinical Dental Teacher at the restorative department for the Bristol Dental hospital and as an Expert Witness on behalf of the General Dental Council, UK.

Vassia’s journey as a dental volunteer began 15 years ago in Uganda where she was on a mission with Dentaid ( She then travelled as a dentist and T1 diabetic to a very remote monastery in Burma/Myanmar, where she continues to help build a dental practise to treat 1400 children, many of them are orphans.

In the podcast episode, she also shares how she managed to find a cool hiding place for her insulin with the help of one of the monks running the monastery.

Her work to build this dental clinic is still ongoing and any support is highly appreciated. I included the link to her fundraising page below.

This book was given to Vassia by one of the children at the monastry and helped Vassia realise her purpose.
Quite magically, she contacted the author and found him in the most unexpected place in the world.
It is written by Feroze Dada and tells the story of this special place.

Work at the Phaya Taung monastery

How can these kids smile to the world
and concor their dreams,
hiding their smiles.

– Vassia Kapeta –

The monk realised that my insulin was the medicine,
allowing me to travel
and take care of these children.
He realised, that it is the only thing,
which kept me alive”

– Vassia Kapeta –

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