Survive Sugar Network

Survive Sugar is a network of people living with diabetes. The network currently has more than 500 members.  The network aims to help people living with diabetes on how to maintain a healthy diet and manage the disease.



In India more than 30 million people are diagnosed with diabetes. The actual number may be as high as 40 million. This makes that India has the highest number of people living with diabetes in the world.


Unfortunately, our Director, Mercy Annapoorani, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. At that time Blossom was already in operation for more than 15 years. Having been advocating for the rights of people living with other diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB, she wanted to now put her efforts towards helping people living with diabetes.

Prevention is not enough. There is an urgent need to train the people living with diabetes on how to efficiently manage the disease.


- Mercy Annapoorani, Director of Blossom


Diabetes is not a 'popular' disease. You won't read about it in the news like you read about HIV/AIDS or TB. This lack of public interests has a negative effect on people living with diabetes. The issues surrounding diabetes are often not discussed as people living with diabetes experience stigma and discrimination. Especially people living under the poverty line struggle with their day to day lives. Medicine at government hospitals are of low quality and at private hospitals the diabetes medication is very expensive. 

Survive Sugar aims to address these issues and advocate for better healthcare facilities for people living with diabetes. From within the community, diabetes advocates were identified. These advocates not only stand up for the rights of people living with diabetes, they also train people living with diabetes on living healthy lives.

Blossom intends to expand the Survive Sugar network in the future, to help more people living with diabetes.

Read about our other networks

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    Tamil Nadu Women's Development Corporation

    Part of a government program, Blossom supported the creation of hundreds of SHGs and provided training in different topic to increase the opportunities of the women in our communities.

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    Poomalai Women's Collective

    Blossom created and has supported and maintained a successful network of 500 microfinance self-help groups (SHGs), empowering over 7,500 women.

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    Rainbow TB Forum

    Rainbow TB Forum is an independent trust that was created out of our CEPT project. The forum currently has more than 800 members who advocate for the rights of people affected by TB.

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    Paneer Poo

    “Paneer HIV Positive Women Network Trust” is a registered public charitable trust founded by a team of HIV positive women in Tamil Nadu, with a membership base of more than 250 women.



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Blossom Trust

77 Sekkilar Street
Virudhunagar 626001
Tamil Nadu, India

Blossom Trust Chennai Branch

A/22 Alagesan Nagar Chengalpattu 

Kanchipuram District

Tamil Nadu






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Registration Number: 85/93

FCRA Approved & Indian Tax Exempt
Date of Registration: 7 June, 1993
Place: Aruppukkottai
Act: Indian Trust Act 1882