Diabetes Hands Foundation
June 25, 2010
I was diagnosed T2 at 57 (a gift from my father) and sent home with an enraging brochure full of smiling people that made me want to throw up. I just wanted to stay in bed and never eat again until my BS didn't matter anymore because I was dead.
I struggled alone for 3 months until I found TuDiabetes and suddenly I began to figure it out----every newbie question answered promptly with compassion and exactitude and expertise and humor, too!
I love how globally diverse the community is. How diverse we are in experience with this scourge. From newbies to those doing well after 60 years of living with it.
I believe that the open-hearted, deeply loving approach to life of the founders has woven itself into every aspect of the site.
And hey---when I joined 3 years ago, I didn't even know how to cut and paste--a regular old fogie on the computer. I have gotten to be a whiz at those things as a dividend---there's always an attitude of teaching whatever needs to be taught!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Well, how about an A1c of 4.9 on diet and exercise only! Couldn't have done it without the support of this community.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Compassion. Non-judgemental support. Learning.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Do more of exactly what it is doing!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I am the group's ambassador for Portland, OR...facilitate meet-ups and help new members feel welcome.