About Tanja

Tanja Shatanovska

Who is Tanja Shatanovska?

My name is Tanja Shatanovska. I am 26 years old and I am from Skopje, Macedonia. I have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for 20 years. In fact, the doctors discovered that I have type 1 diabetes on the 16th of October, 1998. At that time, I was only 6 years old.

Tanja Shatanovska

Some words about Tanja’s blog

In this blog, I share my personal everyday experiences and explain how I manage my diabetes world. My goal is to increase awareness about diabetes. Moreover, I like to help people learn what is diabetes, how it is treated. Likewise, I want to help them recognize when someone’s blood sugar has dropped too low or bring high glucose level down. Last, but not least, I want to spread the following message to all people who have diabetes: Life with diabetes is not scary at all. You should be scared of the consequences that may occur if you don’t control it. With a regular control, if you have a regular blood glucose control and if you inject your insulin therapy, you will have a healthy and normal life. 

More about Tanja

For me, I can say that I am a kind, positive person that has a desire to share my strength as well as help others live and grow stronger. I enjoy every opportunity life offers to me. Furthermore, I  want to learn new things, travel around the world and meet new people and cultures. Moreover, I enjoy walking, reading books, dancing salsa and bachata. And of course, I enjoy helping other people, sharing my own experience with diabetes as well as learn from other experiences.


I am not a medical professional. None of the information on this blog is medical advice. So, if you have any questions about your health, please contact your doctor.