Diabetes Hands Foundation

Rating: 4.93 stars   107 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 1962 University Ave #1 Berkeley CA 94704 USA

Mission: We connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes.
Results: We believe no one touched by diabetes should ever feel alone, because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in ourselves and our community. We provide platforms where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialog about their experiences with this chronic condition. Instead of looking at the disease, Diabetes Hands Foundation seeks to understand, connect and energize the millions of people living with this condition.
Target demographics: People touched by diabetes: those WITH diabetes as well as their loved ones, in the US and all over the world.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Every year, more than 2 million people receive support and information about life with diabetes through our work.
Geographic areas served: Global
Programs: TuDiabetes.org (in English), EsTuDiabetes.org (in Spanish); Big Blue Test; Diabetes Advocates
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

helping people with diabetes find community. Diabetes can be a lonely disease. I'm the only one in my family with diabetes. Testing, injecting, counting carbs, testing again - no one in my family or friends can really understand that. But ... there is a place where everyone gets it. On TuDiabetes, I can share my challenges and triumphs and learn from others and they can learn from me. It's where everybody know your game.

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helping people with diabetes find community. Diabetes can be a lonely disease. I'm the only one in my family with diabetes. Testing, injecting, counting carbs, testing again - only the people in diabetes community get that - get me.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the relationships I've made with other people with Type 1 diabetes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with TuDiabetes. We look forward to do more and help more people like yourself, khrt!

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Diabetes Hands Foundation is an awesome foundation for people who live with diabetes, family members and friends. I gained a lot of knowledge and friendships from the TuDiabetes.com community.

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Diabetes Hands Foundation has taught me a lot about social media, diabetes advocacy and has helped me cope, live and better manage diabetes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Thanks so much for your kind words and for ALL you have continued to do for DHF and the diabetic community at large, diabetic-iz-me!

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My youngest child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6. Nine years and four pumps later (longboarding is tough on pumps) he is a healthy and happy teenager who, on a daily basis, grows in his ability to independently manage his diabetes. Diabetes Hands Foundation has greatly contributed to his growth because of the support it offered me, his mother. Receiving advice and gaining perspective from other caregivers, DHF provided a community that kept this mother moving forward one day at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

weekly contact with members of DHF.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This organization has allowed me to connect with others who have diabetes. This may not seem like a big deal, but it really is. Helping people with a condition, such as diabetes, connect with others allows someone like me to not feel so alone, so isolated. It also provides a lot of helpful information about diabetes management. I know I've learned more about diabetes and how to deal with certain situations from this organization than I have from all of my doctors and educators. This organization is a blessing to anyone touched by diabetes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my every day life. Its comforting to know Im not alone

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes needed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing Im not alone, working with others who also have diabetes

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazingly kind and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

find a cure to diabetes! with all the knowledge from all the members, something amazing would happen!

Ways to make it better...

none

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

none

One thing I'd also say is that...

none

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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We are happy that DHF has helped you connect with others touched by diabetes! Thanks for your support and participation in our community.