This weekend, Dr Sarala and Komal, both parents of T1s, will chat about managing school & type 1 diabetes. Register now for the workshop - open to all!
Here's a quick low down on all that happened in March 2022 at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation.
Blue Circle Workshops & #BlueCircleCamp
We kickstarted our #BlueCircleIndiaTour with Blue Circle Camps in March in Pune and Mumbai. Tell us where else you would like us to visit and let's catch up!
We also had model and actors Aishwarya, who lives with type 1 diabetes and Rakesh who is a parent to a child with type 1 diabetes share their thoughts and experiences.
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!
Men & Diabetes Workshop
Wonderful workshop on Men and Diabetes hosted by Ayush & Pratik, both living with type 1 diabetes. Click the post below to see the photos-
T2 Talks - Facebook Live Audio
12th Facebook Live of our series called Meethi Baatein to celebrate top contributors of our community on Facebook. Sanskruti was in conversation with T1 champ and winner of the #BlueCircleTalent contest, Aishwarya and her mother Gayathri, see the video here.
IDS Run 2022
Glimpses from the #IDSRun2022 - Virtual Run for Diabetes organised by Chellaram Hospital and Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation as part of the 6th International Diabetes Summit, Pune, India. See the full album here.
Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation was part of the 2 day World Health Organization (WHO) Focus Group on People With Lived Experience of Diabetes on 9th & 10th March 2022 and Nupur was a facilitator for one of the discussion groups as well.
In the News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you face any issues or you would like us to organise a diabetes awareness programme at your school or organisations.
We are over 8000 strong on Facebook
We want to thank YOU for making our Facebook community, Diabetes Support Network - India a supportive & helpful family. You have helped us keep this award-winning community clean, spam-free, kind and a safe space for people with all types of diabetes to share their experiences & questions. Big thank you to each one of you!Use the red 'Invite' button on the top (just below our name, Diabetes Support Network India) & add people from your Facebook friend list who may benefit from a deep dive into all types of diabetes.
Buddy Project Helpline
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 post below to see-
Blue Circle Store
Check out the adorable diabetes merchandise from the Blue Circle Store and order them now!
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! Rohan launches our campaign, #SugarSelfie. Send us your selfies with a glucometer and we would love to feature you!
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!