Mindful in March
Register now for our online workshop on 'Injection Techniques' by Snehal & Rohan on Sunday 11th April at 5PM IST on the Blue Circle Workshops platform.
Here's a quick low down on all that happened in March at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation.
Blue Circle Workshops & Events
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.
Women, Diabetes & Exercise Workshop
As part of Project Gaia, our initiative to empower women with diabetes, Snehal and Nupur spoke with Dr RM Anjana, MD Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre. Click the post below to read the highlights.
HIGHLIGHTS | WOMEN, DIABETES, EXERCISE (Dr Anjana) | #BlueCircleWorkshops | #ProjectGaia 🏃♀️Women face social and...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 7 March 2021
CDI Blue Circle Symposium on Advances in T1D Management
CDI - Blue Circle Symposium on type 1 diabetes management as part of the 5th International Diabetes Summit 2021 featuring experts from around the world as well as people living with type 1 diabetes from our community (RJ Megha, Dr Saurabh and Nupur)
As part of the 5th International Diabetes Summit, Chellaram Diabetes Institute and Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation brought about #IDSRun2021, a 3km virtual run. Thank you all for participating! See the full album.
This is what the (personalised) e-certificates looked like-
Carb counting Workshop
Rohan and Nupur spoke about what carb counting is, why it's important, how to do it, adjust doses, etc. Click the post below and read the key points.
HIGHLIGHTS | CARB COUNTING 🥦Carbs have the most effect on blood sugars and that's why carb counting is important for...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 21 March 2021
Men, Mental Health & Diabetes Workshop
Rohan and Nupur were in conversation with psychiatrist Dr Kaustubh Joag about the mental health of men, especially those living with chronic conditions & tips on how to overcome common issues faced by men. Click the post below and read the key points.
HIGHLIGHTS | MEN, MENTAL HEALTH & DIABETES (Dr Kaustubh Joag) 💜Mental health deserves a mention, especially for people...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 28 March 2021
Insulin Centenary Celebrations India Symposium
This event was organised by Dr Mohan's Diabetes Speciality Centre in association with Novo Nordisk and brought together experts such as physicians, scientists, professors from across the world, including Joslin and the University of Toronto as well as people with lived experience of type 1 diabetes. Nupur spoke on the role of diet & technology in managing type 1 diabetes.
New App Features
The Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app now has ‘Nutritional Info’ too! Look up carbs, protein and fat for different food items. If you can’t find a specific food, put in different key words (such as 'lentils' instead of 'daal'). Download the Blue Circle Diabetes mobile app on Android & iOS.
Diabetes Awareness and Myth Busting video
Introducing the cast in this trailer of our fun diabetes awareness video 'Diabetes Sholay'! Rohan as Gabbar, Sajan as Thakur, Nupur as Veeru, Mouparna as Kalia & Snehal as Basanti.
We present to you Diabetes Sholay! Diabetes doesn't have to be a bore, just remember to carb count, adjust your meds or insulin & have fun. You are not a failure for having to medicate. It is just a treatment for a medical condition. Like, share & subscribe if you enjoyed watching.
Presenting a sneak peek behind the scenes of ‘Diabetes Sholay’ where Gabbar has a hypo! Enjoy!
Here's a detailed review & tutorial of how to apply & use the new (consumer version) Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System. Read the blog to know more about how it works and the differences between the Libre and Libre Pro.
Project Gaia Anniversary
It's been about a year since we launched Project Gaia, an initiative by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation, that aims to better the lives of women and young girls in India living with all types of diabetes.
Diabetes can be tough as it is, but so is being a woman given the social and cultural barriers, expectations and taboos in our part of the world.
We have had online workshops on women's health on everything from birth control to exercise.
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)
March campaign : #ForMyDiabetes
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!
Rohan introduced our new monthly campaign.
Parinaaz shares her thoughts.
Check out 10 year old champ Ishan's video
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!