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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public & Societal Benefit, Specifically Named Diseases

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

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Mike52


Rating: 5

I've worked with the Diabetes Hands Foundation since 2009. I've participated in their excellent Big Blue Test Event, participated in the TuAnalyze project and participted in 5681 discussions at TuDiabetes.org (acidrock23....). Diabetes is a unique disease in that people with diabetes are obligated to beceme their own doctors in order to treat the disease successfully. I have explored online research, both through diabetes and through fantasy baseball and I am certain that a message board, offering conversation as well as checks and balances, is the best way to find answers quickly. Diabetes Hands foundation is clearly an organization committed to being more than a message board by finding innovative and participatory methods to harness the vast amount of data accumulated by people with diabetes in informative events members are able to participate in. Please consider them strongly for your recognition. S

Comments ( 1 )

emily210 Hey acidrock23! This is Emily Coles, the TuDiabetes Head of Communities (formerly called the Program Manager). Thanks so much for this very thorough and thoughtful review, AND for all your great participation in the community!

3 melissabl

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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AskManny 06/02/2010

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