My name is Baljit Kaur, I am a type 2 diabetic. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters. Originally from Punjab, currently I am living in Mumbai with my elder daughter and son-in-law. I have my own boutique and I also run my boutique online.

Experience with life

My journey of life has always been challenging. In the year 1988, my 8-year-old son died after fighting with a life-threatening disease. This was an unbearable loss for me, it made me so depressed that my blood pressure started to rise. In 1990 by God grace we were blessed with a beautiful daughter. After two years of her birth, I started my journey as an entrepreneur by opening a boutique in Punjab in the year 1992. My husband used to work as a bank manager.

All was sailing smooth when suddenly I got the biggest shock of my life when in 2004 my husband suddenly died after a heart attack. At that time, our younger daughter was only 13 years old while older one had got married. My life literally took a U-Turn, I know how I have single handedly brought up my children. I worked in the boutique during the day and in late evenings I use to manage my family responsibilities. Life got so busy that I started giving less priority to my health. I was already experiencing some symptoms like frequent urination and tiredness since a long time, but still I kept ignoring them. When I went for a regular checkup, I was diagnosed with diabetes, my blood sugar fasting was 324 mg/dL at that time.

Life has always taught me to be a warrior and not a worrier. I took it as a challenge and having strictly followed the advice of my doctor, I have managed to keep sugars in normal limits. Now, my fasting blood sugar is 106 mg/dL and HbA1C is 5.8 %. Also, my blood pressure is really good now, probably as a result of strict diet and daily walk.

Presently, I feel really fulfilled with my life. Both of my daughters are now happily married. Elder one is a doctor whereas the younger one has done her masters and settled in Australia. I am a proud grandmother to three lovely grand children who make me feel young again. I am privileged of have so supportive in laws for my daughters. It is with their support and encouragement, I had the strength to live a happy life.   

Words of wisdom

I would like to motivate all the people like me by just saying that “ we all are pure souls and souls never die”. No matter what, the show must go on.

Best wishes to all

Baljit Kaur


Read about other people who have been going strong in their fight against diabetes here. Diabetes Success Stories



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