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The migration of TuDiabetes has begun

Content created between now and the launch of our new site on April 20th will NOT be moved to that new home, but our community values and Terms of Service still apply during this time.We are not accepting new members during this transition period. If you want to join the TuDiabetes community please send an e-mail to We will send you an invitation to join after the migration is completed.

Read about the migration and see images of the new site!

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, request an invite to the DHF Ambassadors Committee:

If you were wondering what DHF Ambassadors do, this video explains this role:

* Create, moderate and lead a group by area you are representing. It is possible there is an existing group that you can become the Ambassador for. Ambassadors can be working at the regional or national level (Virtual Embassy).

* Coordinate with dhf staff, Community Promotion and Education Committee and fellow members to have the community represented at local events, health fairs, etc.

* Coordinate distribution of informational material about the things we do in our community, awareness programs, etc. (printed material provided by the foundation, outside USA we may need to arrange for a local printing service to print the materials). We will be needing to raise funds to print more materials.

* Overview distribution of educational material (in schools, hospitals, doctors’ offices, etc.) in coordination with the promotion and education committee and /or area group.

* Identify future opportunities to reach out to more people in your designated area. Identify special education needs in your designated area. Report findings and needs to dhf staff.

* Share with the other Ambassadors learnings and best practices developed per area.

The DHF Ambassador concept and role is evolving and we are defining it as we go with our current ambassadors.

If you want to learn about other volunteer opportunities, check out this other video:

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Comment by Amy on December 10, 2009 at 1:19pm
I'm in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Are there already any established groups in this area? If so, could you hook me up?
Comment by Manny Hernandez on November 17, 2009 at 8:26am
Hello Shyam,
Indeed the DHF is about diabetes. It's the Diabetes hands Foundation, a nonprofit group that is responsible for TuDiabetes (and EsTuDiabetes, our sister community in Spanish).

Indeed, we don't have any other members from Nepal: you are the first one, and we are honored to have you here.

Anything you can do to help us get the word out in your country about TuDiabetes would be much appreciated. We do believe it is a resource that offers lots of valuable information and support to people touched by diabetes.
Comment by shyam on November 17, 2009 at 12:01am
Dear madam/Sir
i am glad to see that i can join DHF Ambassadors, but i don't know what is DHF and what it's full form, but i can guess it is regarding diabetes, i would like to know what is use and value to joinging it and here, sorry for my ignorace, I am not sure if any or nepali people is member of this forum, so think i am the first one to visiting and become member of tudiabetes.
once i know the full and detail about this, then i will do and follow you, to make people aware and prevent this disease in my country, telling them about this website and suggest, advice to become member of this website.
i hope you will give and tell process for this.

wish you good and nice time

from kathmandu, nepal
Comment by Anngelia on October 30, 2009 at 9:24am
Manny, thank you for inviting me to join the DHF Ambassadors. I look forward to learning and helping. Several of the members from my local support group came from my posting notices about the group on tudiabetes. So this just seemed like a natural fit.
Comment by Olga Gonzalez-Ramos on March 4, 2009 at 5:42pm
Hi Manny:)
I live in New Jersey and I am about 15 minutes from NYC. I would love to help out in these areas. I am a journalist so spreading the word is my gift to this wonderful foundation. I am also great at marketing. I would love to reach our youth on this illness. Prevention is the key word here.

United we can accomplish a hundred milestones!!!!!!!!
Comment by Patti Burns on February 20, 2009 at 11:41am
Thanks for the invite, Manny! I would love to represent Austin area. Patti
Comment by Jadore on January 28, 2009 at 12:59am
I am interested to become a member for Dubai / United Arab Emirates



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