January 10, 2012
Ten days before my 55th birthday I heard the doctor say "You have diabetes". The rest of that conversation is a blur. I hadn't been feeling well, but I never really get sick. Not even a cold. I ate well and was not over weight. How could this be? I knew next to nothing about diabetes. I needed desperately to learn what I needed to do. How do I eat? What did I have to do to bring my blood sugar down from the dangerous 436 that it was? I was overwhelmed. A trip to the CDE only frustrated me. All of this unknown was daunting. Where and how could I ever get the knowledge I needed to save my life? I knew I could not spend the kind of time it would require simply making Dr. appointments.TuDiabetes was the answer. Somehow in that early fog of uncertainty my wonderful wife came across a link. A community, a home with answers. Answers to questions I didn't even know to ask. I have spent countless hours over the last year reading and learning from the experience of other people with diabetes. The fog and the fear quickly melted away. I have a much better idea now of what to expect. And, I know I have a solid resource to lean on when I need to. A wonderful support team that spans the globe. I cringe to think where I might be today without TuDiabetes. That is no exaggeration. This is truly how I feel about DHF and TuD. They have become a critical member of my healthcare team. Knowledge is power and support is key.
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