The Happy Type One

Insulin supply disruptions in Zimbabwe – insights from three diabetics, type 1 and 2

9 February 2021

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What is it about?

I am excited travelling to Zimbabwe with you in this episode!

Today, three diabetics are discribing their experience living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in their home country.

Here is a glimpse of what we are discussing in the episode:

✨ What does the disruption of insulin supply mean to people living with diabetes in the current political crises worldwide
✨What education and nutritional advise do people receive
✨How the situation for diabetics can be improved by working together with the local government


Who are the speakers?

Tinotenda Dzikiti, is an Ambassador for Zimbabwe Diabetes Association; a member of the International Society for Pediatric & Adolescents Diabetes; Patient Advocate for #dedoc°voice
as well as a Digital Advocate for T1International & Africa Diabetes Association.

He is a 3rd year student, majoring in the Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Financial Intelligence.

Tinotenda is passionated about helping people with diabetes in his country. You can find all this links here:

Heather Koga is a type 2 diabetic, wife, mother and diabetes Awareness Advocate.
She runs a facebook page “Hope Ithemba Tariro: Support for Diabetes and Related Conditions”. She is also a writter and Diabetes Patient Advocate in Zimbabwe as well as a member of the “International Diabetes Federation Blue Circle Voices”.

Kelvin Bunjira, is a T1 diabetic and works with Tinotenda at an international firm as an auditor.

You can reach out to him via facebook:

And you?!

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then let’s do it together!
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Yours Julia

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  1. Many thanks for hosting us on your platform #Advocate Julia

    Its been an honor and we hope to do more and share quite a lot, as we spread awareness & help save lives

    • Thank you Tinotenda for being part of the podcast! When one of us raises, we all raise, so let us always support each other. Together we are stronger.


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