Here's a quick low down on all that happened during November 2021 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 follow our social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube to know of upcoming workshops. Be a part of our awesome Facebook community too!
Diabetes Power Tips - Facebook Chat
Click here to read and participate in the 'Diabetes Power Tips' chat thread on our Facebook community, Diabetes Support Network India where everyone shared their top tips living with different types of diabetes.
World Diabetes Day - Facebook Live
Click here to view the video.
Project Gaia Workshop
At Project Gaia, our initiative is to create a safe space for women living with diabetes. We conducted a workshop on Diabetes & Mood Swings - read the highlights of the workshop here.
Blue Circle Diabetes App - Facebook Live
Advocacy & Communication Workshop
We facilitated and participated in the two day Advocacy and Communication workshop organised by the World Health Organization South-East Asia Region & SEAR NCDA.
In the News
The Indian Express writes about Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation 's Facebook community, Diabetes Support Network - India being selected for the Facebook Accelerator Programme. Read the full article here.
Punekar News also wrote about us! Read the article here.
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.
Blue Circle Store
Check out the adorable, diabetes inspired stickers and magnets from the Blue Circle Store and order them now!
Blue Circle Diabetes Calendar
A fun calendar featuring real, everyday heroes living with diabetes. Calendar 2022 now open for pre-orders! Order yours now: https://www.bluecircle.foundation/store
Check out the Blue Circle Diabetes Calendar 2021 in this cool reel
Pre orders open!
Excited to launch our third edition of the #BlueCircleDiabetesCalendar for 2022. This special calendar features 12 people with different types of diabetes to remind you that a diagnosis didn't end the journey, and that with grit and determination we will triumph together! Keep it on your desk or let it adorn your wall and gift it to your family and friends too! Stay tuned to meet the 12 amazing people with diabetes on our calendar! For bulk orders, email us on email@example.com. Shipping starts by the 4th week of December.
Order NOW: https://www.bluecircle.foundation/store
Join our Facebook family!
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!
See Sakshi's story of how the community helped her manage her diabetes beautifully. If you have a success story you would like us to share, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Success Stories' in the subject line. Send your name, photo, type of diabetes and a short paragraph on your success.
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! Snehal launches our campaign, #WinningOverDiabetes. Tell us how you're winning over diabetes!
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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!