What Do We Do?
At the Diabetes Hands Foundation, we believe no one touched by diabetes should ever feel alone, because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in ourselves and our community.
Diabetes can be a very isolating disease, so we provide platforms where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialog about their experiences with this chronic condition. Instead of looking at the disease, Diabetes Hands Foundation seeks to understand, connect and energize the millions of people living with this condition.
- Progress Report: May 2010 – April 2011
- Progress Report: May 2009 – April 2010
- Progress Report: May 2008 – April 2009
Our Awareness Initiatives
These programs involve the participation of community members on the generation of diabetes awareness materials. Each program revolves around a specific theme and works as an interactive conduit that connects individuals through self-expression and creativity. As a result, the community participates in the generation of useful and real content, which in turn, strengthens the community through the participation and empowerment of its members.View Our Awareness Initiatives
Our Online Communities
- TuDiabetes.org (in English) connecting people touched by diabetes.
- EsTuDiabetes.org (in Spanish) conectando personas afectadas por la diabetes.
Both communities offer a culturally sensitive experience to their members (people with diabetes as well as their loved ones), helping them connect with others they can relate to. Our members can message each other or participate in discussions with the rest of the community. They can share videos, photos and blog about their lives with diabetes. Members can start their own groups or join existent interest groups. Members can track, share and compare their diabetes data, using the TuAnalyze and EsTuAnálisis applications, developed in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Boston.