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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public & Societal Benefit, Specifically Named Diseases

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

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with the Diabetes Hands Foundation since 2009. I've participated in their excellent Big Blue Test Event, participated in the TuAnalyze project and participted in 5681 discussions at TuDiabetes.org (acidrock23....). Diabetes is a unique disease in that people with diabetes are obligated to beceme their own doctors in order to treat the disease successfully. I have explored online research, both through diabetes and through fantasy baseball and I am certain that a message board, offering conversation as well as checks and balances, is the best way to find answers quickly. Diabetes Hands foundation is clearly an organization committed to being more than a message board by finding innovative and participatory methods to harness the vast amount of data accumulated by people with diabetes in informative events members are able to participate in. Please consider them strongly for your recognition. S

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emily210 Hey acidrock23! This is Emily Coles, the TuDiabetes Head of Communities (formerly called the Program Manager). Thanks so much for this very thorough and thoughtful review, AND for all your great participation in the community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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AskManny 06/09/2010

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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AskManny 06/03/2010

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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AskManny 06/02/2010

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