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Renata Pellino-Porter's Blog – November 2009 Archive (3)

Traveling with Diabetes

Taken from The DiabeticDuo

The Holidays are right around the corner and a lot of you will be traveling to go see friends and family. I was reading an article from Diabetes News Hound about air travel and the pump. I have to say that most of the article is good and shows common… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on November 30, 2009 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Educational Web Casts

A friend of mine in the States works for a company that produces educational web casts on a variety of different health/disease topics. Patient Power is where patients can go to read, hear and see a variety of stories and gather information on just about any disease or medical issue you can think of. The site states that they are “Supported by America’s Top Medical Centers”. What I thought was interesting is that they have over 1000 patient stories. Those of us who read blogs/websites daily (I… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on November 19, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Kelsey the Pastry Chef

Taken from

Yesterday’s conversation with Kelsey was about what schools to go to in order to become a Chef and then on to being a Pastry Chef. She has discussed this for many years and it’s where her passion lies. We have been positive and will continue to be so. We will support her through the process all the way, but does anyone else find it odd? It’s strange to me, but then I have to question myself.… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on November 3, 2009 at 6:23pm — 2 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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