TuDiabetes Live Interview with Sara Soka: Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Thousands of residents of Berkeley, CA,are standing up to the soda industry by supporting the soda tax on next November’s ballot. The link between sugary drinks and diseases like diabetes is undeniable, and the CDC now projects that 1 of every 3 kids will get diabetes in their lifetimes unless we do something about it. The tax will be a huge step forward for children’s health, and is endorsed by prominent organizations and individuals across Berkeley – the NAACP, Latinos Unidos, the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and many more.

Read this op-ed piece for more information and a perspective on the issue.

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TuDiabetes Live interview with Zoe Heineman: Hypoglycemia Awareness Month

NEW YORK, NY, (September 5, 2014) – “Hypoglycemia Awareness,” also known as “Ha!” launches an initiative this month to raise public awareness of severe hypoglycemia, an ongoing risk for people with diabetes. In order to mitigate the safety risk of severe hypoglycemia in public settings, a magenta “G” icon for glucose, was introduced to indicate the presence of treatment. The “G” represents some of the commonly used treatments carried by people with diabetes beginning with a “G” such as: glucose tablets, glucose gels or glucagon in an emergency kit.

Magenta “G” stickers are being distributed by “Hypoglycemia Awareness” during this first Hypoglycemia Awareness Month of September. About the concept of the magenta “G”, Zoe Heineman, the founder of “Ha!” who has Type 1 diabetes said, “To minimize the response time during a medical emergency, we keep this magenta “G” icon over any place where they carry a supply of their own personal glucose treatment. As we begin to adopt the use of the “G,” others around us will know where to look to find a source of treatment when assistance is required.”

Attendees of the interview can receive a free “G” sticker in the mail! Just send your address to the TuDiabetes Community Manager, Emily, after the event :)

“Ha!” was founded earlier this year to meet a growing unmet need for understanding of hypoglycemia among the general public. “Ha!” provides training to employer groups and public organizations, such as police departments, on what to look for when someone is experiencing hypoglycemia in public, and how to appropriately respond in order to minimize the interruption it causes.

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TuDiabetes Live Interview with Chris and Lorraine Stiehl

Lorraine and Chris Stiehl live in San Diego and have been married for nearly 30 years. They have a long history of providing passionate support for numerous diabetes causes including the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF).

Due to his positive attitude and zest for life, Chris has survived 54 years of type 1 diabetes. Chris is a management and marketing strategist who has worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies. For the past 15 years, he and Lorraine have owned their own business, StiehlWorks, and have helped hundreds of corporate and non-profit clients to help assess the “Voice of the Customer.”

Lorraine worked for JDRF for 14 years and currently serves on the JDRF International Board and leads JDRF Advocacy. Lorraine was honored to have been named the 1992 JDRF National Staff Member of the Year and also the 2010 JDRF National Volunteer of the Year. For nearly 13 years Lorraine worked for the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Diabetes Center. She currently serves on the DHF Board of Directors.

Beside DHF and JDRF, Lorraine and Chris have been active volunteers in the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the diaTribe Foundation, TCOYD, Insulin Dependence, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.
Defying the odds – living with diabetes for more than half a century

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World Diabetes Day 2013 – Sidewalk Chalk Timelapse

http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org/world-diabetes-day-2013/

The Diabetes Hands Foundation and DASH celebrated World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2013 at the Downtown Berkeley BART station. We handed out information (14 Things To Do On World Diabetes Day) and we drew a large blue circle using sidewalk chalk.

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#BigBlueTest: a few small steps can change the future of people with diabetes

Join the movement at http://www.BigBlueTest.org

The Big Blue Test is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (http://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org). Between October 15th and November 14th, 2013 do the #BigBlueTest.

Each 10 entries = Diabetes Hands Foundation grants $5 to groups helping people with diabetes in need.

Join American Idol’s Elliott Yamin, Amazing Race’s Nat Strand and many others who live with diabetes every day to reach 20,000 Big Blue Test entries this year.

Over 40,000 people have done the Big Blue Test since 2010. When you participate in the Big Blue Test not only do you experience a 20% average drop in blood sugar, but a donation is made to help others around the world with diabetes in need.

The Big Blue Test encourages people with diabetes to test their blood sugar, exercise for 14-20 minutes, test again and share their experience on BigBlueTest.org. For every test, people with diabetes in need receive life-saving supplies through Big Blue Test grants that are awarded to humanitarian diabetes charities in the US and around the world, made possible thanks to the program sponsors.

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Do the #BigBlueTest every day until Nov. 14 – World Diabetes Day

http://BigBlueTest.org is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation: http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org

Between Oct. 14 and Nov. 14, 2013 (World Diabetes Day) do the #BigBlueTest. Help yourself. Help others. Join the movement at http://bigbluetest.org

Join American Idol’s Elliott Yamin, Amazing Race’s Nat Strand, and many others who live with diabetes every day to reach 20,000 Big Blue Test entries this year.

Each entry = a life-saving donation.

Over 40,000 people have done the Big Blue Test since 2010. When you participate in the Big Blue Test, not only do you experience a 20% average drop in blood sugar, but a donation is made by the program sponsor to help others around the world with diabetes in need.

The Big Blue Test encourages people with diabetes to test their blood sugar, exercise for 14-20 minutes, test again and share their experience on BigBlueTest.org. For every test, people with diabetes in need receive life-saving supplies through Big Blue Test grants that are awarded to humanitarian diabetes charities in the US and around the world, made possible thanks to the program sponsor.

Director: Sean Ross

http://ethosphane.com/

Music: “Let’s Go Home” – Carousel

http://www.carouselmusicpage.com/

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#BigBlueTest diabetes grantee: Aprendiendo a Vivir, Dominican Republic

http://BigBlueTest.org is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation: http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org

$250,000 in grants to humanitarian diabetes charities have been awarded in connection with the Big Blue Test since 2010.

One of these groups is Aprendiendo a Vivir, an NGO in the Dominican Republic, founded by José Antonio López and directed by Sandra Jaquez. Aprendiendo a Vivir runs programs that give resources and diabetes education courses to people in the Dominican Republic.

To make the camp possible, Aprendiendo a Vivir collaborates with Ayuda, Inc., a U.S. based organization that works with youth to develop them into counselors that can help communities of people with diabetes worldwide. Ayuda, Inc. was a Big Blue Test grantee and received a $25,000 grant in 2012 to support their work in the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. In 2013, they are a grantee again.

You can help change the world. Between October 15 and November 14, do the Big Blue Test. Help yourself. Help others: http://bigbluetest.org

** Director: Sean Ross ‪http://ethosphane.com/‬

** Music: “Dekole” by J Perry

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dekole-feat.-shabba-izolan/id471193080?i=471193087

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#BigBlueTest diabetes grantee: St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic, San Francisco

http://BigBlueTest.org is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation: http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org

iPhone app: http://itun.es/us/E7WbI.i

Between Oct. 14 and Nov. 14, 2013 do the #BigBlueTest. Help yourself. Help others. Join the movement at http://bigbluetest.org

Each entry will be matched by a life-saving donation to groups that help people with diabetes in need get insulin and other diabetes supplies they need to live. One of these groups was the St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic in San Francisco (http://www.stanthonysf.org/MedicalClinic). They serve the population in the Tenderloin, the poorest neighborhood in San Francisco. In 2011, they received a $10,000 Big Blue Test grant and again in 2013, they are a grantee.

Over 40,000 people have done the Big Blue Test since 2010. When you participate in the Big Blue Test, not only do you experience a 20% average drop in blood sugar, but a donation is made by the program sponsor to help others around the world with diabetes in need.

The Big Blue Test encourages people with diabetes to test their blood sugar, exercise for 14-20 minutes, test again and share their experience on BigBlueTest.org. For every test, people with diabetes in need receive life-saving supplies through Big Blue Test grants that are awarded to humanitarian diabetes charities in the US and around the world, made possible thanks to the program sponsor.

You can help change the world. Do The Big Blue Test. Help yourself. Help others: http://bigbluetest.org

Between October 15 and November 14, do the Big Blue Test. Help yourself. Help others: http://bigbluetest.org

** Director: Sean Ross ‪http://ethosphane.com/‬

** Music: “Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life” by Hammock

http://hammockmusic.com/departure-songs

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#BigBlueTest diabetes grantee: FHADIMAC, Haiti

http://BigBlueTest.org is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation: http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org

iPhone app: http://itun.es/us/E7WbI.i

Between Oct. 14 and Nov. 14, 2013 do the #BigBlueTest. Help yourself. Help others. Join the movement at http://bigbluetest.org

Each entry will be matched by a life-saving donation to groups that help people with diabetes in need get insulin and other diabetes supplies they need to live. One of these groups is FHADIMAC (La Fondation haïtienne de diabète et de maladies cardio-vasculaires). FHADIMAC provides life-saving screenings, supplies and education to people living with diabetes in Haiti (http://www.fhadimac.org). In Haiti, FHADIMAC is the only lifeline for people living with diabetes. They were a grantee in 2012 and again in 2013, they are a grantee.

Over 40,000 people have done the Big Blue Test since 2010. When you participate in the Big Blue Test, not only do you experience a 20% average drop in blood sugar, but a donation is made by the program sponsor to help others around the world with diabetes in need.

The Big Blue Test encourages people with diabetes to test their blood sugar, exercise for 14-20 minutes, test again and share their experience on BigBlueTest.org. For every test, people with diabetes in need receive life-saving supplies through Big Blue Test grants that are awarded to humanitarian diabetes charities in the US and around the world, made possible thanks to the program sponsor.

In the words of FHADIMAC’s founder, Dr. Rene Charles:
“If each person helps another person, the world will change.”

You can help change the world. Do The Big Blue Test. Help yourself. Help others: http://bigbluetest.org

Between October 15 and November 14, do the Big Blue Test. Help yourself. Help others: http://bigbluetest.org

** Director: Sean Ross ‪http://ethosphane.com/‬

** Music: “Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life” by Hammock

http://hammockmusic.com/departure-songs

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