Everything diabetes

Join us this Sunday evening, 12th June for a workshop on carb counting by Rohan & Nupur. Register here and come prepared with questions, paper and pencil.

Poster for carb counting workshop. Visual : bowl with salad

Here's what our month was like at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation :

Blue Circle Workshops

Our workshops 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 in to our social media to know of upcoming workshops.

Art Workshop

Who knew one could paint with beetroot? See all the beautiful artwork everyone made in Rohan's super fun art workshop. Full album here.

Salsa Workshop

We danced to Cuban music in our living rooms at the fun Salsa Workshop led by Aishwarya. Exercise can be fun! Full album here.

Bollywood Dance Workshop

We had an absolute blast at the Bollywood Dance Workshop led by our diabuddy, Ketaki who is a Zumba and folk fitness instructor too. Check out the full album & videos here.

Menstrual Cups Workshop

As part of Project Gaia, our inititave to empower women and girls with diabetes in India, we had a workshop on an introduction to menstrual cups.

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Last evening we had a workshop on an introduction to menstrual cups brought to you by @bluecirclediabetesfoundation x @boondhcups. If you decide to cupvert, remember cups are : . 🩸Exercise friendly (can even swim with it) . 🩸No smell . 🩸No allergies (unless you are allergic to silicone) . 🩸Doesn’t cause any dryness . 🩸Economical (a cup is reusable & lasts for years!) . 🩸Low waste . 🩸Extremely comfortable . 🩸Works for all age groups . . #MenstrualCups #MenstruationMatters #MHM #ecofeminism #Menstruation #sustainability #menstrualcycle #MenstrualHealth #menstrualhygienemanagement #MenstrualHygiene #Period #BlueCircleWorkshops #ProjectGaia #cupverted #menstruators #diabetes #T1D #t2 #ecofriendly

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Webinar

Nupur was a panelist on a webinar on Mobilizing Youth for NCD Prevention and Control during the COVID Pandemic' hosted by the World Health Organization's Civil Society Working Group on NCDs.

Webinar poster. Visuals : 4 presenting panelists

Regional language videos

Together we're going to make sure language is never a barrier in diabetes self management. Check out Abhishek's video in Telugu.

Sajan explains how to use a syringe in Hindi.

...and Urvashi in Sindhi.

Chhavi shares how to use an insulin pen in English.

No one should suffer because they don't understand English. Mayur explains using an insulin pen in Gujarati.

Arvinder shows us how to use a syringe in Punjabi.

Sweet little Ovi shows us how to use an insulin pen in Marathi.

Mouparna explains the same in Bengali.

..and Poojitha in Telugu.

while Maya does it in Hindi.

Our friend Lucy does a video for us in Swahili too!

Sachpreet explains using an insulin pen in Punjabi.

Dr Kunjal explains the usage of syringes in Marathi.

DiaBol - Diabetes Dialogues

DiaBol - Diabetes Dialogues is our interview series for super achievers living with diabetes. In episode 3 (part I), we chatted with model turned actor, Aishwarya Sakhuja. She's been a Miss India finalist, we know her as 'Toasty' from the very popular soap Saas Bina Sasural on Sony TV. She's been part of widely watched serials like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Nach Baliye, Khatron ke Khiladi, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and lots more, including a recent movie, Ujda Chaman.  

Snehal and Nupur ask her everything from what she eats for breakfast to how she manages the highs and lows of T1 to what her favourite lipstick is! Here's part 1 of their extremely fun chat with the gorgeous Aishwarya.

In episode 3 (part II) of DiaBol, Snehal and Nupur continue their freewheeling chat with model turned actor, Aishwarya Sakhuja who lives with type 1 diabetes.

Blue Circle Buddy Project

The Buddy Project is an online helpline for diabetes and mental health which is run by trained, multilingual volunteers living with diabetes. Schedule a call on the link today!

Blogs

Read our blog here. We write about everything from recipes to people's stories, technology and everything diabetes!

Blogs

June campaign : #FamilyAndDiabetes

Keep sharing your photos, videos and thoughts with us as always and tell us your experiences on our monthly topics (stay tuned for our July topic!) Upload your content through the Blue Circle Diabetes app. We want to hear from you! Check out our cutie Kashvi!

And Ruchika & Arvind's video.

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