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Ahmad, 44 years old, is a daily wage labourer at the Kurla scrap market in Mumbai. Ahmad is a native of West Bengal, but he migrated permanently with his wife and 3 daughters to Mumbai. Ahmad earns a meagre INR 200, a day.
His relatively thin body structure and physically demanding work convinced him that he was at no risk of developing diabetes. He was wrong. His blood sugar level was 440 mg/dl, when the normal range of glucose in blood is 70-140 mg/dl.
Initially, Ahmad was in denial, but further tests at the Rajawadi public hospital confirmed that he was Diabetic. As a family man, he was scared and worried about his and his family’s future.