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Etta James Dead @ 73

Soul and blues singer Etta James has died this morning @ age 73. Around 2010 she was diagnosed with leukemia, a little while later she developed dementia, said a health care worker in Riverside Hospital in California. She would have been 73 on this Wednesday. Etta used to sing on street corners…


Added by on January 20, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments

The Diabetic Silence!!

The Diabetic Silence

You should do this, and more of you should do that. Advice, advice, and even more advice. Assumptions, and more assumption just from hearing the word “diabetes”. Do you have the bad kind? Huh? What? So people think there is a good kind of diabetes now? Indeed, there is no other… Continue

Added by on September 18, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

The Thoughts Of A Diabetic................

"350+ million people have diabetes around the world. Will you be the next to be pre-diagnosed? Why are we still ashamed? Why is there such an imbalance of understanding when ever the subject of diabetes comes up?"



Diabetes invokes many different feelings in some people. There are those that go ballistic @ even the mere thought…


Added by on April 17, 2011 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Reading Is Fundamental!!!


In the last couple of years, I've given the subject of diabetes a lot of thought. I just can't get past one important question of mine. If we are currently in the age of "super technology" in regards to medicine, the Internet in regards to social networking, & communications in regards to television, news media, & phones), then why is it that so many people know less now about diabetes than ever before? Are organizations such as the ADA (American Diabetes… Continue

Added by on April 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Being Motivated

Everyone and anyone can develop diabetes. Doesn’t matter how old you are, your ethnicity, nor what you do for a living. Although food is a key element in controlling our diabetes, it is NOT the sole cause of our disease. One thing that really frustrates me about the medical community, is that they have taken the use of labels, and has used them in such a manner, that eventually caused the world to…


Added by on October 21, 2010 at 8:30am — 42 Comments

Web Interview

I know I am very late with this... Just been very busy.. I was so blessed to have interviewed Lizmari last month. Lizmari is a tudiabetes member. She is so awesome, a great spirit and personality. She was my first interview and it flowed very well. She talked about her struggles, successes, and family in relations to diabetes. I have really learned a lot from her, and she is an…


Added by on August 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Life Lessons....


Even til this day, I continue to have mixed feelings about having diabetes. Sometimes I can’t seem to my head around past frustrations; from not being properly diagnosed until late, then diagnosed with the incorrect type of diabetes, being forced to see numerous doctors who all felt your a hypochondriac, to all the unnecessary diabetic complications I’ve…

Added by on June 20, 2010 at 9:03am — 9 Comments

Eye Complications

Well, there I was….. At age 38 I was confronted with my 1st major complication… Cataracts.

This I must say, was an extremely difficult experience for me. Cataracts are in essence, the clouding of the eyes & also vision. There are a number of stages to cataracts. What made my case even more challenging, is that not only was its growth rapid, I was…


Added by on February 21, 2010 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments



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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