I have been living with Type 2 Diabetes for that past 40 years and take insulin therapy to manage it. I originate from India and have lived in Canada since 1976. I studied at McGill University in Montreal and until recently had my own business with 15 employees. I am actively engaged in volunteer work at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal. I am Treasurer of the MUHC Patients Committee and an elected member of the Medical Mission Committee. I am also a member of Montreal General Hospital Patients Committee and participate in research group discussions.