TuDiabetes for me is all about the hands we see frequently on the site. Reaching out and touching each other, offering a hand for support, developing friendships.
The Annual Campaign has a goal of $20,000 by December 31 to support TuDiabetes and the programs like videochats, Big Blue Test, diabetes art, poetry....
We can reach this goal if we all reach out. I'll be posting a sample FB post and a sample tweet here every few days. Please share them, or post one of your own.
Thanks my friends!
Let's not let this happen any more!
Our Clare! Please share.
Clare, from Massachusetts, says of #TuDiabetes: "There are 25000 members of this community, and while some are more active than others, the shared experience is truly empowering and enlightening. I have learned more here online about how to better take care of myself than I learned in 37 years of living with diabetes."
TuDiabetes.org is an online, grassroots community, a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation. Please consider making a contribution to Diabetes Hands Foundation so that folks like Clare can share their experiences and become better informed about diabetes: http://bit.ly/notalone2012
nice badge, pup!
just want to mention our chat room, open 24/7/365 now. I've seen a variety of folks coming to chat who have needed some immediate advice, and they've been helped.
Wow I really like that photograph. It sums up in a few lines what a lot of people here experience. While I am very lucky to have comprehensive insurance to cover a boat load of glucometer strips, I am never far away from realizing that I am in the minority.
I've said this elsewhere, but 2% of what I have learned about managing diabetes came from the medical establishment. 49% came from self study and the other 49% from RIGHT HERE. This community is a priceless resource.
Blessings, my friend. I haven't forgotten that I owe you an answer on Invisible Illness. Life happens....But soon!.....
Thanks Judith ;)
Here's our latest FB post. Please share!
Linda has type 2 diabetes and lives in Ontario, Canada. This is what #TuDiabetes does for her, in her own words: "This is where I come to relax. This is where I come to meet up with friends who are true and supportive. This is where I come to be with those who "get it", and this is where I come to offer support. TuDiabetes is a great place to connect, to share, to support and to learn, all the while meeting new people the world over and making lasting new friends! This is my second home!"
Oh, and Linda... you look great! Love you in red ;)