Register now for our online workshop in Hindi on 'Types of bolus insulin' by our diabuddies Snehal and Sajan on Sunday 10th January (I keep forgetting we're in 2021 now!) at 5PM IST on the Blue Circle Workshops platform.
Here's a quick low down on all that happened in the last month of 2020 at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation.
Blue Circle Workshops
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 stay tuned to our social media to know of upcoming workshops.
Low Carb Workshop
Nandita and Nupur talked about how and why they chose to do low carb and why it's a great option for people with diabetes. Click the post below to read the highlights from the workshop.
HIGHLIGHTS | LOW CARB WORKSHOP 🥦 Low carb is a great option to manage all types of diabetes (type 1, type 2 etc). The...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 6 December 2020
Gendered Nutrition Workshop
As part of Project Gaia, our initiative to empower women with diabetes, Snehal and Nupur discussed the impact of gendering on women's health with endocrinologist Dr Tejal Lathia. Click the post below to read the main takeaways.
HIGHLIGHTS I GENDERED NUTRITION w Dr Tejal Lathia 🌸Gendered nutrition is looking at nutrition in diabetes/healthcare...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 13 December 2020
We truly believe that language shouldn't come in the way of diabetes self management. Rohan and Sajan conducted a workshop in Hindi on hyperglycemia and how to fix it. Click the post below to read the highlights.
HIGHLIGHTS HYPERGLYCEMIA WORKSHOP (HINDI) हाइलाइट hyperglycemia उच्च रक्त शर्करा है। कार्यशाला को हाइलाइट करता है ...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 20 December 2020
Farewell 2020 Dance Party
Our diabuddy Ketaki who teaches Zumba and folk fitness conducted this year end workshop, or should we say dance party!
In the News
The Indian Express newspaper featured our #BlueCircleDiabetesCalendar. Click the post below to read the article, like and share! In the Blue Circle Store, you can buy not only different types of calendars but also some cute diabetes inspired stickers and magnets! Support the NGO by buying, gifting, sharing posts on social media and tagging us (use the hashtag #BlueCircleDiabetesCalendar too)!
Order now: https://www.bluecircle.foundation/store
📣IN THE NEWS #BlueCircleDiabetesCalendar, which is India's first virtually shot printed on paper charity calendar...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Wednesday, 23 December 2020
A series of amazing women have launched our calendar, glimpses below. Olympian and shooter Anjali Bhagwat, followed by model actors Richa Pallod, Aishwarya Sakhuja (who lives with type 1 diabetes and also features on the calendar!) and Kainaz Motivala.
Check out the adorable stickers and magnets and order them now!
Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation is thrilled to participate in the latest BBC & NCD Alliance mini documentary series, #TurningTheTide featuring people living with NCDs from India, Malaysia, Mexico & Kenya. Rohan talks about living with type 1 diabetes in the Covid era in this documentary.
The NCD Alliance launched a community based, multi-media story telling project called the NCD Diaries so that people living with non communicable diseases can share lived experiences to drive change through a public narrative framework. Nupur created the first photo essay on their platform. Click the post below to view.
We are grateful to Beyond Type 1 for spreading the word about our diabetes and mental health helpline, Buddy Project, which is available to use on the Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app. Read the article here.
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)
As we witness the toll from COVID-19 on people living with non-communicable diseases, it’s vital we consider these vulnerable populations in strategies to build back better. See what ideas Nupur had to share during a recent panel for the NCD Academy. View the panel discussion here.
Our very cool community members Rohan, Kashvi, Arvind and Ruchika were featured in the Diabetes Health magazine.
Throwback! Happy memories from last year
December campaign : #CelebratingPwD
To get featured in our monthly social media campaigns, upload your photo/video through the Blue Circle Diabetes app. In the text box, mention your name, type & duration of diabetes and anything you'd like to share about yourself.
We have been receiving a lot of entries. Keep them coming!
Connect with us and participate!
Join our Facebook support group, like and follow our page, subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter too! If you would like to share and contribute content upload it to the Blue Circle app and don't forget to check out our website and free helpline too!