On to the Next One
Shivani makes sure that diabetes does not stop her from having a lifestyle and a career that she enjoys. When she's not on set, she is constantly on the go. Biking, surfing and travelling are among her more favourite pursuits that keep her occupied and it's her optimistic viewpoint that keeps her going.
Of her condition, she says, "It just makes me go and reach toward my goals more than anything."
What's next on her list? She's looking forward to getting her SCUBA diving licence and travelling to Bali. Shivani knows she needs to make adjustments — she can only be in the water for an hour because of her insulin pump — but she's still enthusiastic about the new challenge.
"It's not the end of the world, it really isn't," she says. "It's okay to make yourself a priority ... It shouldn't stop you from doing anything."
Thanks to the modern healthcare there are millions, like Shivani, who can now lead a life full of enthusiasm and new experiences. Here's how Abbott has been discovering new ways to help manage diabetes:
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