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New Delhi: Crowdfunding Raises over Rs 26.31 Lakh for Youth’s Treatment

Nikita requires a higher dose of chemotherapy (Line 2), a stem cell transplant and a probable radiation therapy, which costs around Rs 75 lakh

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Aware of the hospital expenses, Nikita's sister Ishita Sachdeva took ImpactGuru. com -- a crowdfunding company -- to raise funds for her sister's treatment. Pixabay

Over Rs 26.31 lakh raised through crowdfunding for New Delhi-basesd 26-year-old Nikita Sachdeva, who is suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

Nikita’s mother, a single parent, works as a teacher and is the only earning member of the family.

Aware of the hospital expenses, Nikita’s sister Ishita Sachdeva took ImpactGuru . com — a crowdfunding company — to raise funds for her sister’s treatment.

Nikita requires a higher dose of chemotherapy (Line 2), a stem cell transplant and a probable radiation therapy, which costs around Rs 75 lakh.

Crowdfunding, New Delhi, Nikita Sachdeva
Nikita’s mother, a single parent, works as a teacher and is the only earning member of the family. Pixabay

“Healthcare crowdfunding is an alternative method of raising funds online for medical expenses, with the patient primarily relying on social media networks to mobilise donors to finance the relevant medical bills,” said Piyush Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, ImpactGuru . com.

The additional advantage of crowdfunding is that patients do not have to repay that money back to the funders as the money provided online is a donation and not a loan. As in the case of Nikita, ImpactGuru is pleased to serve as a financing solution in her time of medical need,” Jain added.

In a span of two weeks, 448 donors have cumulatively contributed over Rs 26.31 lakh through crowdfunding for Nikita’s treatment.

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She is currently undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre in Delhi. (IANS)

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Young People Diagnosed with Diabetes May Experience High Stress Levels

In the study, the team evaluated 207 patients who were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the past two years

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Diabetes care is difficult, because it requires a lifestyle change that you have to do forever, Otherwise it leads to Stress. Pixabay

Young people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes experience high psychological distress, resulting in worse health outcomes causing High Stress Levels and poor blood sugar control, find researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.

Age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

“We found we can evaluate a patient’s initial stress and predict how they will be doing six months later,” said Vicki Helgeson, professor of psychology at the university.

“If you can identify people who are facing diabetes distress earlier, you can intervene and prevent their health from declining,” said the findings published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

In the study, the team evaluated 207 patients who were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the past two years.

They found younger patients (42 years and younger) experienced higher diabetes-related and psychological distress.

In addition, patients with higher education and income expressed more stress.

Conversely, older patients (older than 64 years) had less psychological stress and greater consistency in self-care, blood sugar control and medication adherence.

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Young people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes experience high psychological distress, resulting in worse health outcomes causing High Stress Levels and poor blood sugar control, find researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. Pixabay

Patients in long-term relationships also reported less diabetes stress.

Patients identified diet as the greatest stressor (38 per cent).

Other significant stressors include checking blood sugar (8 per cent) and experiencing high or low blood sugar events (7 per cent).

Patients who self-reported greater stress also reported greater depressed mood, less adherence to medication and higher anxiety.

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“Diabetes care is difficult, because it requires a lifestyle change that you have to do forever,” Helgeson said. “Life gets in the way of sticking to a diabetes regimen.” (IANS)