The World Awake

Hiroki Sakakida

Hiroki Sakakida, 43, a blogger from Aichi, Japan, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2011.     

“I was shocked to find out I had diabetes as I’ve always had a good diet, eating fish and vegetables while avoiding fatty red meat and oils. Since my diagnosis, diabetes has affected my life in many ways,” Hiroki says.

“I once woke up feeling anxious and confused, my pillow wet with perspiration. I sat quietly on the edge of the bed to collect my thoughts and piece together what had happened. I was later told by my doctor that hypoglycaemia can happen during sleep,” Hiroki says.

Since being diagnosed, Hiroki experiences weekly nocturnal hypoglycaemic events that make him feel lethargic the next day.  

"I stay at home more now as I often feel too tired from my diabetes."  

Hiroki Sakakida, Aichi, Japan             

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These stories faithfully represent the experiences of the individuals included. Other people living with diabetes may find
that their experiences vary. This material is for educational purposes only.