Register here for the #IDSRun2021 which is a virtual 3km run this Sunday, 14th March at 8AM (free t-shirts and participation certifcates too!) and is part of the 5th International Diabetes Summit. Don't forget to join us for the virtual Zumba session the same morning at 07:30AM on Facebook. Upload your selfies and videos from the run with the hashtag #IDSRun2021 on social media and on our event page.
Don't forget to join us on Saturday, 13th March 9 to 11AM for the CDI Blue Circle Symposium on advances in type 1 diabetes management at the 5th International Diabetes Summit 2021. We will have representation by 3 people living with type 1 diabetes in this event - RJ Megha, Dr Saurabh and Nupur.
Here's a quick low down on all that happened in February 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.
Eating Disorders Workshop
Snehal and Nupur talked about what eating disorders are and how they can be very dangerous for people with diabetes. Click the post below to read the highlights from the workshop.
HIGHLIGHTS | EATING DISORDERS WORKSHOP | BLUE CIRCLE WORKSHOPS 🍽️Eating disorders are a psychological condition related...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 7 February 2021
Type 2 Diabetes Workshop
Dr AG Unnikrishnan, Chief Endocrinologist and CEO Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune shared some tips on managing type 2 diabetes with Roha and Nupur. Click the post below to read the main takeaways.
HIGHLIGHTS I MANAGING TYPE 2 DIABETES (DR AG UNNIKRISHNAN) 💊Pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes often goes undetected for...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 14 February 2021
Breast Cancer Workshop
As part of Project Gaia, our initiative to empower women with diabetes, Snehal and Nupur spoke with oncologist Dr Mansi Kahnderia about breast cancer. Click the post below to read the highlights.
HIGHLIGHTS | BREAST CANCER WORKSHOP (Dr Mansi Khanderia) 🌺What is breast cancer? • Tumor that arises from breast...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 21 February 2021
Rohan and Nupur spoke about hypoglycemia (hypo or low blood sugar), how to avoid it, how to tackle it and more. Click the post below and read the key points.
HIGHLIGHTS | HYPO WORKSHOP 〽️Hypo or hypoglycemia is a blood sugar at or under 70mg/dl 〽️Causes - extra insulin,...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 28 February 2021
In the News
The Diabetes Health Magazine featured our Mumbai Chapter Lead, Snehal in this edition! Read her inspiring story by clicking the post below.
Diabetes Awareness and Myth Busting video
A fun video featuring Rohan, Sajan, Snehal and Nupur addressing the stigma around insulin and oral medication for diabetes management. People with diabetes must follow their doctor’s advice as the only form of safe, medical advice to manage their condition. There are NO shortcuts or magic cures. People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin and people with type 2 diabetes (based on their healthcare professional’s advice) may use oral meds or insulin. Remember, you are not a ‘failure’ for having to use meds or insulin. It is just a treatment for a medical condition. Like & share if you enjoyed watching!
Fun behind the scenes with Rohan
Sajan is our in house myth busting Bachchan!
Snehal shows us how to apply and activate the Freestyle Libre Pro sensor and connect it to the Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app through Glimp. This video is in Marathi so that more people can be helped, we don't want language to be a barrier in managing diabetes. If you liked this video, don't forget to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel 'Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation' and leave a message in the comments!
Happy memories from last year from our meetups in Pune and Mumbai!
Blue Circle Store
Check out the adorable, diabetes inspired stickers and magnets from the Blue Circle Store and order them now!
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)
February campaign : #DiabetesTaughtMe
To participate in our monthly campaign, share your video or photo (with some supporting text) on this topic with us. Upload through the Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app and we'll feature you! Our March topic is #ForMyDiabetes
Glimpses from February
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!