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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
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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
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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.

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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

December 21, 2010
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Review from Guidestar
December 21, 2010
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I have had a chance to see up close what Manny and the diabetes hands foundation does with diabetes awareness and diabetes social media advocacy and they are a top notch organization doing great works.

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

some of their works for diabetes awareness month, for example the big blue test.

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

Create bigger campaigns at the national level to increase awareness in the overall diabetic community.

September 15, 2010
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Review from Guidestar
September 15, 2010
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Diabetes Hands Foundation and TuDiabetes has helped me not feel so alone in coping with the daily struggle of Diabetes care. The community and support is awesome.

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

my daily support, help, guidance, input, fun, friend-making and tackeling such a difficult disease. DHF makes life a little easier!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 15, 2010
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Review from Guidestar
September 15, 2010
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My name is Fabiana, I am Brazilian and live in São Paulo city. I am 30 years old and i am diabetic type 1 since i was 12. When I was diagnosed i felt so frightened, my parents tried to help me but they just felt the same as me or even worst. I think this is a natural feeling of someone who´s starting a journey for life, but still don´t know what this journey is. My endo although technically very well prepared, couldn´t help me in a effective way, because before following the treatment i had to accept my condition. That´s when Tu diabetes, a web community of DHF, came into my life. I found Tu Diabetes at the moment that I was most fighting for this turning on my life, and there i found the force to go on. There I got so much support and so much love. Profound love of people i never met, but who feels the same as i do, and fights every day mainly for the same reasons. This is a connection! And this is so motivating!! As i saw that some of the community friends could get through all the difficulties, i realized that I also could. I consider that Tu diabetes is also an oasis, a resting place that i can go anytime i want, to be in touch with people who understands my deepest feelings and needs.

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

my life. The impact of DHF in my life was extremelly positive. I had the chance to change information and improve my treatment, I was noticed about new technologies and the education DHF campaigns are always very helpful for me.

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

having the opportunity to be in touch with people from all over the world, changing our feelings, and information. Helping each other to improve our health and our lifes.

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

Lovely and totally commited of growing diabetes awareness

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

be more hopeful about the cure. We need education, but also money to raise diabetes awareness all over the world

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 14, 2010
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Review from Guidestar
September 14, 2010
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I am a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic. Tu Diabetes has become my most trusted community, on or offline, for support and guidance. The community was instrumental in helping make my decision about beginning on an insulin pump and continues to be an almost daily source of support and inspiration for me.

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

Has greatly increased my knowledge and ability to effectively manage my diabetes. Has also connected me with a support group of thousands of other diabetics.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 14, 2010
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Review from Guidestar
September 14, 2010
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One of the most active communities of people with diabetes online who each provide a tremendous amount of support to one another and the healthcare community at large. It's led by one of the most passionate, smart people I've met, Manny Hernandez. A great cause that deserves your support.

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

I have seen the impact of this organization in many places online. They seem to be ever-present during important discussions about diabetes care and research.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 3, 2010
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September 3, 2010
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I've been blogging with those affected and effected by diabetes for two and a half months. I found the site by reading a Juneteenth post on Twitter that was linked to tudiabetes.org. Our meeting was fate. I keyed in my info and voilà-I meant new friends, in addition to buddies from Camp Firefly for Diabetics. Our meeting was fate, as we blogged the words to 30 year old camps songs. I connected with someone searching for a person that knows html. This is a site where you blog smiles, tears, frustration, art and more. This is a site were rights are encouraged and wrongs are corrected. This is a site is a blast!

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

Staying in tune w/diabetes by adhering to prescribed diet, exercise and medication. As a community we share personal experience freely

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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