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July 7, 2013
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July 7, 2013
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DHF is an excellent resource for diabetics old and new. The experience and support from the members is fantastic. The site is user friendly. The resources and links are excellent. And I just like the folks there. 5 stars for TuD :)

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 7, 2013
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July 7, 2013
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I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes 16 years ago. Since then I've managed to control the situation ok but not enough for my standards. Also sometimes felt my diabetes was controlling my life and not the other way around.

This last period turned out GREAT! I've read many books and articles.
Finally, while looking for some people struggling with the same condition I found this great community. Can't say how much this is helping me out!

It's like a group of soldiers preparing each day to face obstacles and difficulties, together.
Each and every person I've had the pleasure to meet was kind and open to discuss my issues.

Furthermore, I've got the possibility to give back the community and feel useful and share smiles with my Dmates!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 6, 2013
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July 6, 2013
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I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic about 2 years ago. Found TuDiabetes and found a wealth of information in one place. The volunteers and community is top notch. Have been having much better control of type 1 since joining.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 5, 2013
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July 5, 2013
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I have been a member of the TuDiabetes Website for many years. It is run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation. I have had Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes and several other chronic disorders for over 25 years. I happened upon the site and found an amazing group of people with diabetes. I learned up to date information on how to care for myself the absolute best way possible. There are so many people involved in the site of all nationalities and ages, people with type 1 and type 2, pump users, people on injections and people on pills.
The environment is fun, exciting, interesting and friendly. I am always learning new ways of caring for myself and the emotional support is really astounding. I have made lifelong friends there. People get so connected that they actually end up meeting face to face.
There are fun parts to the site too, a forum, blogs, and you get your own page, and email option. They have a design studio for decorating and personalizing your own page. There are meet ups, fundraisers and gatherings. There is a live 24 hour chat.
The best thing is that people that actually live day to day with diabetes have become experts at caring for the disease are happy to share their knowledge. I have never been more impressed with any group and to tell the truth, I have learned more about studies, insulin, dosing, diet and exercise and balancing all of these Online at this site than I have ever learned from a professional. It is an invaluable part of my life. It is a site that truly saves lives.

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

do nothing, it is fantastic already!

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Life-changing

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2013

October 23, 2012
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October 23, 2012
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I first discovered DHF when is started to look to social media as a place to connect with other people with diabetes. In addition to others with diabetes, I wanted to connect with a diabetes organizations to take advantage of their resources. There were many diabetes organizations, but dhf offered both things I was looking for - a place to meet others and an organization that offered many resources. The top brass of dhf don't sit behind a virtual desk all day; their execs and advisory board are made up of people who are in the diabetes online community every day and helping people in every way. You can talk to them one on one and they support you as an individual. Their BiG Blue Test event raises much needed money to buy supplies for people all over the world who have diabetes. IMHO they epitomize diabetes advocacy and everyone with diabetes benefits from their never ending efforts and important mission. Brad S. a person with Type 1 diabetes

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Life-changing

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2012

September 25, 2012
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September 25, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

Diabetes Hands Foundation provides an invaluable service to those with diabetes, as well as their friends and families. When someone is feeling lost and alone in the sea of diabetes, Diabetes Hands Foundation is there to toss out a lifeline. Thanks to DHF, no one ever has to be alone with diabetes again.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 15, 2013
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November 26, 2012

I find the Diabetes Hands Foundation to be an incredible resource for people with diabetes and their caregivers. It is a pleasure to be associated with the organization. For 33 years I was the only ... more

August 15, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

What a great organization. This is the most caring group of individuals I have ever encountered in relation to Diabetes. Upon entry volunteers greet you and direct you to the places most likely to be of interest. They let you ask questions and they care for you if you have an issue.

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

Give them money so they could operate at a higher level. They cna always use a hand and these folks are so cool, they really deserve it.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 26, 2012

I find the Diabetes Hands Foundation to be an incredible resource for people with diabetes and their caregivers. It is a pleasure to be associated with the organization. For 33 years I was the only type 1 diabetic I interacted with daily. With DHF I am no longer an island facing the disease by my self. I am honored to be part of the organization.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 13, 2012

When I found TUdiabetes i was disconnected from my disease. I had been diabetic for more than 33 years and while i was well taken care of I frankly was not doing anything for those who came after me. then I found Tudiabetes and the diabetes hands foundation. I really thought well i am not much of a joiner but maybe i know a couple of things that will help. Then I met a new member whose child that very afternoon had diagnosed with type 1. I knew what that meant, because 33 years prior I was a 16 year old and scared and angry and indifferent all at once. My parents were not so upset, my mom had been diabetic for more than 12 years by then and they were upset, but my mom knew things would be ok. This lady I met was panicked I told her to calm down, let her child learn, don't be scared in front of her 14 year daughter and most of all know there is nothing she did or did not do that caused this. Diabetic parents cannot blame themselves. The lady and I became friends over the next three years we corresponded routinely. I was able to help her know that anger, indifference and concern are typical responses for teenagers who are recent dietetics. I suggested counseling, venting, self control. I told mom that when her 18 year old gets sick and tired of being sick and tired she would act like an adult. today that young lady is in college. and yes as an adult diabetic i imagine she is worried, angry indifferent and concerned. Like me however she will get thru it. she will find he own way and yes mom has a right to be worried, upset and angry. but i also know that mom now helps young families, she is on tudiabetes and when a mom or dad comes in and says my child, or thier parent was just told that they have diabetes, then she says, hey it is ok to be scared, a diabetic needs to take control of themselves, they need to learn and if they do you and your new diabetic can make it. Just as I told her, and just as the most successful diabetics know. On Tudiabetes we do save lives. But the truth is we save families, we save sanity and we are the one trusted word who is open 24/7 where ever member helps and all 20,000 members look out for each other. No I am not a joiner, but diabetes is club I didn't join, it joined me and this is an experience I love helping others with.

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

my personal and my business life. I am a better man because I belong to TuDiabetes

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

Add a supply sharing center. I recently had some extra test strips I asked a few of my friends if they needed strips. I was besieged with requests. There is an awful need for help.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

search engine. I typed diabetes in google

June 25, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

DHF is on of the premier sites for diabetes education int he world. The interactions and the wonderful access to practical information is absolutely the best.

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

Yes. I have asked several questions over the years and have been richly rewarded with first class up to the minute answers form other participants

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

add more opportunities.

June 24, 2010

I am diabetic. I have been a type 1 diabetic for the past 35 years and for the most part my wife and I have been alone. We make mistakes, learn new ideas about treatment and face the difficulties of living with a long-term chronic disease. The road has not been easy, and since I was alone, I faced all those situations by myself, and with my doctors, who I see every four months. My wife and I were alone until I found the DHF. As a client I am surrounded by people who are experiencing the same difficulties, as I. For the first time in years I have other diabetics who know what I am experiencing to ask questions, form friendships, and to whom I ask for help. It is one the great parts of my day when I log into the community and I see who has asked a question or who has answered mine. We hold hands across a great digital divide, and we care for each other and most important we get to laugh together. Laughing is the best thing we do. It is amazing to think that people, who have this disease, can laugh about it. Thank God for DHF, because when we communicate we learn, and when we learn we live, and when we live, we can laugh and when we laugh, the disease no longer controls us. Rick Phillips

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

I have. The DHF has improved my life.

Ways to make it better...

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

Tell every diabetic in the world about it. This is the most caring online community I have ever experienced.

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

The spirit of the community.

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

very supportive

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

Tell every diabetic about it. Community can help people who have this disease so much, and the DHF is the correct community.

Ways to make it better...

More people were members

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

Funds. our little group needs more support for tis mission.

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

The directors of DHF work so hard, it is blessing to know how much they work for the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 17, 2012
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July 17, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I am bothered by the activism of this site toward one fringe diet. It actively advocates ultra low-carbohydrate eating, in line with Atkins, Weston Price, Bernstein, etc. It is also, therefore, anti-American Diabetes Association. This activism extends beyond the many volunteer posts that are made - in fact some of the site administrators as well as the co-founder of this site join in the ultra low-carb, anti-ADA, activism. I would not raise my rating of this foundation until they learn that there is more than one diet that works for diabetics.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 18, 2012

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June 18, 2012

I am grateful for this organization for having TuDiabetes. It has helped me so much understand the many dynamics of T1 diabetes through open discussions and blogs from other diabetics. Before I joined I had 5 years of frustration and misdiagnoses from doctors. I have learner how to get a lower A1c, true side effects of Mersey and how to avoid lows while excercising. I don't feel alone anymore and I am grateful for that :)

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 11, 2011

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February 11, 2011

I just came across this website and I have to say I am so happy to see that there are sites like this out there. My sister died at a young age due to complications of diabetes. There weren’t sites like this when she was alive. I believe it would’ve made such a difference in the quality of her life to be able to be part of a community that allowed her to comfortably be a diabetic. Now that I’ve found it I must volunteer!

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

Just knowing that there is support for those with diabetes.

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

Nothing yet but volunteer

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