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rphil2

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Review for Diabetes Hands Foundation, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Role:  Client Served

Review for Diabetes Hands Foundation, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Role:  Donor

Review for Diabetes Hands Foundation, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Role:  General Member of the Public & i snet them money for operations.

Review for Diabetes Hands Foundation, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Client Served & I coantribute to the web site.

Review for Diabetes Hands Foundation, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

Role:  Client Served & I am a member of the DHF social network.