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All Blog Posts Tagged 'community' (12)

A Community Health Liaison: Bringing Local Organizations Together to Make a Difference

Diverse communities face many challenges on health issues. Trish Mendoza, the Community Health Liaison for  Sanofi US in San Antonio, shares how she is tackling those challenges and connecting organizations to better serve the needs of people with diabetes, and those at risk for type 2 diabetes, in her community.…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 6, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Your Word's Needed for Diabetes Art Project (No Strips this Time!)

As most of you know, the illustrator of is my youngest sister Ana, who has had type 1 diabetes for 18 years now. She is a Junior at James Madison University studying studio art. Ana is wondering if we, the DOC could help her out for an art project involving diabetes advocacy. She needs:

-One statement describing one of the hardest things about living with diabetes.

-One statement describing something positive that diabetes has taught…


Added by Sysy Morales on April 16, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Diabetes Awareness Month 2011 – By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

We have a new blog and infographic breaking down just how active the community was during diabetes awareness month 2011. It paints a powerful picture of just how active everyone was.

Read the post and view the infographic at Discuss Diabetes here.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 14, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

It's Not Effect, It's Affect!!! The Grammar Connundrum

I know... I'm not the greatest speller in the world, nor do I have the best grammar, but I do try to work on it... and like every human being, I have some pet peeves about conjugation, and improper use of words. No, I will not borrow you my stapler, which I had boughten last week! (har har)…

Added by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on February 24, 2010 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

An Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

In my first post for The Huffington Post, which was featured here recently, it was not my intent to critique Oprah's show, "DIabetes: America's Silent Killer." But because there were so many comments made on so many blogs in the diabetes community, I felt a responsibility to do so. And so I have. You can find it… Continue

Added by Riva Greenberg on February 10, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments

World Diabetes Day 2009: Lessons Learned

As the dust from World Diabetes Day settles, we start looking back to pick the lessons from this amazing Diabetes Awareness Month.

Nov. 14, as you may remember, we held The Big Blue Test, a diabetes awareness activity that consisted of testing your blood sugar, exercising for 14 minutes (the number 14 having been picked to coincide with the date on which World Diabetes Day is celebrated), testing your… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on December 7, 2009 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Learning From Each Other, Finding Common Ground

Transcription of the audio from the video

In recent times, emotions in our community have been stirred up. Very strong expressions from "across the aisle" that appears to divide type 1 and type 2 diabetes have come up.

It is a fact: type 1 and type 2 are different conditions and there are even more types of diabetes. All have their things that make them unique and more challenging for some people and perhaps not as challenging for others. There… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on June 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — 25 Comments

T Minus 28 hours and counting...

In about that time I will be presenting on The Role of Online Communities in Diabetes Management at the annual Trenton Computer Festival in Ewing, New Jersey. I'm still fighting with Corel Draw to print out the title page for Sunday's poster session, plus I need to do CDs, business cards, and post links. Stay tuned for updates.

Added by tmana on April 24, 2009 at 6:24am — 1 Comment

My Liberty Diabetes Videos

Information is GOOD, right? We all agree on that...

which was the motivation behind my recent collaboration with Liberty Medical to make a series of informational diabetes videos. (They're really short & not too boring, I promise!)

So in case you missed them, please have a look here:

And just in case you happen to be a blogger, or want to embed… Continue

Added by Amy Tenderich on February 4, 2009 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes Visibility in the Community

Diabetes visibility and awareness is so important in order to bring us closer to a cure. Unfortunately, there are so people affected by Diabetes who do not make their voice or Diabetes known. Come check out what I have to say about it on my latest vlog post:

Visibility Is An Issue

- Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on January 22, 2009 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Diabetes, friends and focus

I lived for 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. 16 of these years I had Diabetes. During this time I really didn't pay much attention to my Diabetes or what was going on in the community. Now in the 5 years I have lived in the Kansas City area, I have been much more focused on my Diabetes and what is happening in the Community. Well, I talk more about what I have found and my feelings towards it in my blog. You can read about it here:…


Added by Chris Bishop on September 10, 2008 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Is LWD/"The OC" a Culture, or Just a Community?

I originally posted this as a discussion over on Diabetes TalkFest, but am curious about thoughts here...

During the lead-up to Type 1 Awareness Day, I have become aware of the extent of what some are calling the "OC" (Online Community for PWD), I am beginning to wonder if Diabetes, Life With Diabetes, or whatever you wish to call it/us, is evolving into a Culture -- somewhat analagous to… Continue

Added by tmana on April 15, 2008 at 9:52am — 7 Comments

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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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