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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Mike52

Volunteer

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

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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!

1 rphil2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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1 Ronnie M.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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!