5-2035 | Stories

Many of our friends and families are directly and indirectly impacted by Type II Diabetes and related chronic conditions (CNCD). Read about some who have shared their story and how they continue to fight and thrive in their own communities.


The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln


Rehana Bunally’s Story

One day you wake up and you feel well. Another day you wake up, and you don’t feel so good. I keep going because I love my family, and I love helping people as a charge nurse. Read Rehana’s full story here.


Marie Annabelle Lebrave’s Story

I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 21 after having a miscarriage (since I was pregnant with twins) in 1996.  After this frightening diagnosis of diabetes, I had 9 more miscarriages. These were the hardest moments of my life. But I didn’t give up, I exercised regularly and tried to control my glucose level. Continue reading her story here.


Devianee “Rookmani” Boodhun-Gour’s Story

I had been healthy all my life. Then, one day about 10 years ago at work, out of the blue, I started feeling severely lightheaded. It was awful.  My colleagues took me to the hospital, and they ran some tests. The doctors found out that my serum glucose was off the charts. Just like that, I was diagnosed… Read more on Devianee’s story here.