Connect with us and participate! Join our Facebook community, like and follow our page, subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter too! If you would like to participate in our social media campaigns, upload your video or photo to the Blue Circle app and don't forget to check out our website and Buddy Project helpline for diabetes & mental health too!
Here's a quick low down on all that happened in August 2021 at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation.
Blue Circle Workshops & Events
Blue Circle Workshops are online weekend workshops that are free and open for all, even non diabetics! Join in, have fun and learn new things. Sign up as a member and follow our social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube to know of upcoming workshops. Be a part of our Facebook community too!
Eye Care & Diabetes Workshop
Click the post below to read highlights from our workshop on eye care and diabetes where Rohan and Nupur were in conversation with ophthalmologist Dr Savita Bhat. To know more about retinopathy, click here.
Project Gaia Workshop
At Project Gaia, our initiative is to create a safe space for women living with diabetes. We spoke about 'Body Shaming', see some glimpses below.
Dawn Phenomenon Workshop
We have always believed that language barriers should not come in the way of effective diabetes self management for anyone. Click the post below to know how to manage dawn phenomenon (Hindi and English).
Dental Care & Diabetes Workshop
Click the post below to read highlights from our dental care workshop hosted by Rohan and Nupur and with Dr Anubhav Khanna.
Fifth Facebook Live of our series called Meethi Baatein to celebrate top contributors of our community on Facebook. Snehal was in conversation with Devna, see the video here.
In the News
'The Week' spoke to us on the occasion of the centenary of insulin about about the work we do at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation.
Here's a bite sized tutorial by Nupur about the different modes of insulin delivery for people with diabetes. She demonstrates how to apply an infusion set (patch) for an insulin pump. Tell us if you do pump site changes the same way!
Calculate your ICR & ISF
Click the post below to know how to calculate your ICR and ISF easily through the Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app, made by people with diabetes & for people with diabetes! Learn more features of the app here and know what is ICR, ISF & correction doses here.
Buddy Project Helpline
The Buddy Project is our mobile app based psychosocial helpline for diabetes and mental health. 12 trained volunteers (type 1, type 2 & caregivers), speaking 9 languages are here to listen to you without judgements. If you feel lost, depressed, anxious, panicky, suicidal or generally upset, please schedule a call with us. These are tough times but remember you are NOT alone, your community stands with you.
How to call the Buddy Project helpline
Open the Blue Circle Diabetes app > Buddy Project > Schedule tab > pick a buddy of your choice > Schedule a call (once you schedule you'll see it under the 'Meetings' tab > 10 minutes prior to the call, you'll receive an app notification/reminder > To join the call, open the app, go to Buddy Project & under the 'Meetings' tab, press the 'Join' button (video is off by default, can switch on as per preference)
Looking for a partner? Marriage & Diabetes
We understand that a lot of people with diabetes face tremendous difficulties in finding the right partner and getting married. We have received a lot of requests over the years to facilitate a platform to this end. Here's our small effort in that direction. If you'd like to find a partner, or are a parent who would like to introduce their child looking to get married, please introduce yourself on our private Facebook community, Diabetes Support Network - India.
Diabetes Storytelling Lab India
The Diabetes Storytelling Lab by the World Diabetes Foundation, Dalberg Media & USAID will bring together community leaders and storytellers from across India to develop creative communication products to support diabetes awareness in India. Nupur, Snehal & Rohan will represent Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation at these bootcamps.
Blue Circle Store
Check out the adorable, diabetes inspired stickers and magnets from the Blue Circle Store and order them now!
Blue Circle Diabetes Calendar
A fun calendar featuring people living with diabetes. Click the post below to see!
Read our blog here. We write about everything from recipes to people's stories, technology and everything diabetes!
Click the posts below to see happy photos and memories from our meet-ups and activities across cities, over the years.
September campaign : #StrongerTogether
To participate in our social media campaigns, share your video or photo (with some supporting text) on the topic with us. Upload through the Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app and we'll feature you! Nupur launches our September campaign, #StrongerTogether. Tell us how you feel the diabetes community has made you stronger.
Don't forget to 'follow' us & tag us on Twitter & LinkedIn too!
SUPPORT BLUE CIRCLE DIABETES FOUNDATION
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