Jam packed June!
This weekend, Ashlesha and Snehal will chat about travelling with diabetes with Madhuvanti, a travel expert. Our Sunday workshop on a Facebook Live - free and open to all!
Friends from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bengaluru stay tuned for upcoming physical events in your cities! Don't miss the chance to meet other friends with diabetes! Any questions? Ask away on our Facebook community, Diabetes Support Network - India
We share all important information and updates on our social media handles, so ensure you join our Facebook community , follow us on Instagram , Twitter , YouTube and Facebook. Here's a quick low down on all that happened in June 2022 at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation.
We had 4 physical events in June 2022 - in Delhi, a school diabetes awareness program, in Pune, our Blue Circle Run, in Mumbai, a coffee meet-up and our Blue Circle Camp in Bengaluru.
Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation organised a School Diabetes Awareness Programme at Delhi Public School, Gurgaon. Everyone, including young people deserve the right to good health. Kudos to our volunteers for organising this! Here are some photos from the event.
Here are some photos from the Blue Circle Run Pune June 2022
Here are some photos from the Mumbai coffee catch-up in June 2022
We kickstarted our #BlueCircleIndiaTour with Blue Circle Camps in March in Pune and Mumbai, followed by Delhi in May and Bengaluru in June. Tell us where else you would like us to visit by voting on this poll and let's catch up! See videos from Blue Circle Camps in Pune, Mumbai and Delhi.
Photos from our Blue Circle Camp Bengaluru on 26th June 2022. Thank you everyone who joined in. Thank you to all our partners, volunteers and supporters too. Click here to see all the photos & feel free to share!
Blue Circle Workshops
Blue Circle Workshops are online weekend workshops that are free and open for all, even non diabetics! We started these workshops in lockdown in 2020 and have conducted over 100 workshops yet! 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 awesome Facebook community too!
Types of diabetes - Facebook Live Audio
Men & Body Image Workshop
Click the post below to see the photos-
Carb counting Workshop
There should be no language barriers in diabetes self management. Extremely helpful workshop in Hindi, on our favourite topic, carb counting. Click the post below to read the highlights-
15th Facebook Live of our series called Meethi Baatein to celebrate top contributors of our community on Facebook. Sanskruti was in conversation with Sakshi who lives with type 1 diabetes & celiac disease, see the video here.
We ran an exciting contest called #MoveMore in association with Shunya, a brand that makes stevia sweetened aerated beverages and juices which are low carb and diabetes friendly. Community members on our Facebook group, Diabetes Support Network India, who managed to clock in maximum steps walked are winners. Read more here.
Also don't forget you are welcome to use the discount code CIRCLE15 for a 15% discount on orders placed on drinkshunya.com
Letter for Schools
We know that physical schools have started again. Whether newly diagnosed or not, it's an anxious time for parents of kids with type 1 diabetes. Please feel free to click this post on our Facebook community, Diabetes Support Network India which will take you to a downloadable and editable letter for schools. Edit it with your child's specific details and share a signed copies with the child's school principal, teachers, etc.
You are welcome to email us on email@example.com if you face any issues or you would like us to organise a diabetes awareness programme at your school or organisations.
Buddy Project Helpline
The Buddy Project Helpline turns 2! Happy Birthday to our Buddy Project Helpline and a big thank you to our buddies, past & present who have volunteered on the helpline. The Buddy Project Helpline started during Covid19 and continues to be a diabetes & mental health support system & helpline, free of cost and open to anyone with any type of diabetes & their caregivers.
The Buddy Project Helpline is our mobile app based psychosocial helpline for diabetes and mental health. Trained volunteers living with diabetes (type 1, type 2 & caregivers), speaking 7 different 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.
Life with any type of diabetes is not easy. Here's a little diabetes humour to brighten up your day. Click the posts below & like, share & comment!
Blue Circle Store
Check out the adorable diabetes merchandise from the Blue Circle Store and order them now!
India's first app, made by diabetics & for diabetics. If you have found the app helpful & would like to help, consider making a small donation of Rs 99 per month: https://www.bluecircle.foundation/donate
Thank you to our wonderful community for helping us making the app better for you! We look forward to your generosity to help us rewrite the app ground up! Use the 'New Feature Idea' button on the app to tell us what features may make the app better.
Did you know you can save tax when you donate? NGO Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation is registered under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. See our website & social media for our work & various projects in diabetes awareness and advocacy across India. Your support helps us support the diabetes community & help those who cannot help themselves.
Donate & avail tax relief as an individual or organization: https://www.bluecircle.foundation/donate
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To participate in our social media campaigns, share your photo (with some supporting text) on the topic with us. Upload through the Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app and we'll feature you! Snehal launches the campaign-
Click the posts below to see, like and comment!
Connect with us and participate!
Join our award winning Facebook community, 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 Diabetes app and don't forget to check out our website and Buddy Project helpline too!