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The Gift of Support

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments

The Gift of Support

This is the first of three blogs exploring the gifts we receive as members of our TUdiabetes community. In this season when we give and receive gifts, I want to explore the gifts we receive because of membership in this community. The first gift I want to discuss is the gift of support.



Support is defined in part as:



  • “(1.): To promote the interests or cause of
  • (2): The act of showing that you believe that someone or something is good or acceptable
  • (3): The act of helping someone by giving love, encouragement, etc.” ("Support," 2014)



What is cool is how much our community does this for each of us. Let’s start with advocacy. Today the Diabetic Hands Foundation (DHF) the sponsor of our community and its activist section Diabetes Advocacy (DA) is engaged in many ways in virtual and real time communities with legislation, advocacy and lobbying for diabetes causes. We (you are part of this effort) work to influence ways to make our lives better. Issues from Medicare approval of continuous glucose monitoring devices to research dollars are within the scope of what we advocate for. We have representatives in congressional hearings, agency deliberations and policy discussions all over the world. We are certainly supported as we promote a variety interests and causes on a daily basis.



In addition to the promotion of our interests we also act in ways that promote acceptance…

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
nothing really
Date diagnosed
June 21, 1974
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2 (Yeah that is better, go Rick)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic
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At 8:04pm on December 21, 2014, Dobielvr said…
Thanks for the welcome Rick!
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Thanks Rick, like the car picture. I got a couple of Chevelle's.
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From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF receives $200,000 grant from Novo Nordisk

Grant given to support programs aimed at bringing together people touched by diabetes for positive change BERKELEY, CA: December 4, 2014 – Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) has received a grant of US$200,000 from Novo Nordisk to support programs aimed at Read on! →

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DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
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Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

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

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Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


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