Why I participate in this community


Why I participate in this community

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Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2014

Diabetes Forum

A True Impulse will Ripple Through Space and Time

Started by Judith. Last reply by jrtpup Nov 19, 2012. 3 Replies

While I don't remember the exact date on which I found TuD, there is much else I remember about that amazing day. I googled "diabetes artists" because when my diagnosis came in, my artist's soul…Continue

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The Only D In The World.

Started by Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill. Last reply by Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill Nov 12, 2012. 4 Replies

It all started back in 1986 at the tender age of 10yrs. Life was normal, well as normal as life goes. I started to develope the signs of Type 1 D. Of course I knew nothing about this, I didn't even…Continue

Why tuD is my favorite DOLC

Started by BadMoonT2. Last reply by Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill Nov 11, 2012. 1 Reply

I like coming here to increase my knowledge and to try to solve problems with D management. We all know that just as soon as you feel you've got D figured out it will throw you another curve ball and…Continue

Response to JRT's query

Started by acidrock23. Last reply by shoshana27 Nov 9, 2012. 3 Replies

Our Annual Campaign is coming!Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about yourexperiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that noone with diabetes…Continue

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Comment by shoshana27 on June 6, 2013 at 8:31am

i like our sharing ideas about life
& diabetes & helping each other.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on January 28, 2013 at 7:05pm

I came to Tudiabetes looking, like everyone else, for information. I was at a crossroads and truly needed help. Boy did I find what I was looking for. I found the information I was seeking and so so much more. I found people, people that care and people that understand.

Being part of this family has changed my attitude toward life. Now I'm not just someone looking to learn now I'm someone that wants to give back. If I can help someone or inspire someone or just be a friend to someone I will feel like I have made a difference.

Comment by CherylLuck on December 8, 2012 at 8:07am

I am really starting to love to blog and I can do that here. Thank you for listening!

Comment by CherylLuck on December 8, 2012 at 8:05am

Until now ... I have felt very alone. Not just because of being diabetic and being on the wrong insulin all these years but because I lost my whole family in 2007 due to estate matters. I buried both my parents, on September 1 st 2007 due to cancer. My husband divorced me. He thought he would find what he needed else where. My 2 sons have not spoken to me since. I have not been able to find my way out of this nightmare...until now. I have spent almost 4 years in a weekly writer's circle pouring my heart out about ALL issues of my life. I am ready to go on now. Not that I am not sad anymore, but because I'm sad I write.
Gotta go to exercise.. TTUL

Comment by MrsCandyHearts on December 3, 2012 at 5:29pm

The friendships I've found online through the DOC are priceless, supporting the Diabetes Hands Foundation has become a passion of mine. Neither would have ever been possible without TuDiabetes.

Comment by Penny on December 2, 2012 at 2:31pm

TuDiabetes allows me to feel less alone in caring for a daughter with Type 1. My daughter will grown up more physically healthy, but more importantly, more emotionally healthy, because she and I have had this kind of support.

Comment by KML on December 1, 2012 at 6:15am

TuDiabetes has been an incredible source of:support, knowledge, friendship, advice, and strength. Having this disease is never easy. But having a community like this and knowing your not alone makes it better, MUCH BETTER.

Comment by Lorraine on November 26, 2012 at 10:05am

I participate in TuDiabetes because it's a safe place of support and information. I respect Manny and Andreina greatly and appreciate what they do and how they do it!

Comment by Andrew on November 16, 2012 at 2:15pm

I joined TuDiabetes because diabetes is a lonely disease. Nobody except for a diabetic can fully understand what it's like. Don't get me wrong: my family provides incredible support. But they don't have diabetes.
Even just to know that there are other people out there who can sympathize with crazy bedtime numbers and unexplainable lows makes the burden ten times lighter.

Comment by jrtpup on November 14, 2012 at 4:51pm

This is great stuff ;) It makes me smile - simple, but never enough of it!

Thanks, and keep it coming.


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From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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