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  

3 people found this review helpful

This organization and its initiatives have truly changed my life. I've found the support I needed when I felt most alone as a person with diabetes, I achieved all of my health goals with the support and information I gleaned from the people I met through the organization, and I continue to offer my support to it! With their help, I've enjoyed two healthy pregnancies and made many lasting friendships. I believe in DHF's mission and am continually impressed by the way it upholds its values.

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

helping me find the support I needed to lower my A1c and become pregnant

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

clarify their mission, promote them to health care providers

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

through the social network TuDiabetes

What is its top priority in the long run?

to make sure that no one touched by diabetes has to feel alone

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I can say without any doubt that Andreina y Manny (DHF Founders) are two human beings which I'm very honor to know. For years they impress me again and again with hard work, creativity, sensibility in order to offer awareness and education to people touched by diabetes. They brought this organization from zero to a very well driven foundation, so working in the board has been a wonderful and gratifying experience.

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

seeing how they positively influence thousand of people touched by diabetes through social networking and awareness campaigns

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

DHF has been very special for me. It has allow me to meet some incredible people that are touch by diabetes. Their stories have inspired me every day to be accepting but resilient. We have seen the power of connecting people to help each other. It's been quite a journey.

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

the way it has shaped the lives of its members for the better. In the participation of the events we promote and in the support that we receive every day.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I first met Manny and Andreina (DHF founders) in the summer of 2008. I myself do not have diabetes but am touched by it: my niece has Type I. For me, DHF has opened my eyes to the day-to-day challenges (and multiple complications) that can come from having diabetes. It has helped me understand the issues my niece has to deal with every day and has given me a new understanding (and respect) for those dealing with diabetes every day. I am also motivated to volunteer my time by the fact that DHF does so much to help others. I feel proud that I am helping this organization make a difference in the lives of so many people. When I read the comments and posts from the community members, I realize how important it is to provide this place where people can share their ups and downs and get support from others.

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

Seeing the difference they make in the lives of people affected by diabetes.

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 privileged to count you among our board members, Cesar! Thanks for your continued support and guidance.