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Here's a quick low down on all that happened during the month of our 2nd anniversary special September 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 Facebook community too!
Thyroid & Diabetes Workshop
Click the post below to read highlights from our workshop on thyroid and diabetes where Mouparna and Nupur were in conversation with endocrinologist Dr Vinod Abichandani. To know more about thyroid, click here.
Project Gaia Workshop
At Project Gaia, our initiative is to create a safe space for women living with diabetes. We spoke about 'Diabetes & Adulting', see some glimpses in the post below.
Syringe Vs Pen Vs Pump Workshop
Syringes, pens & pumps are different modes of insulin delivery and all have their pros and cons. Click the post below to know more details.
Bolusing for protein & fat Workshop
Click the post below to read highlights from our workshop on how to bolus for protein and fat hosted by Nandita and Nupur.
September is our anniversary month and we celebrated our 2nd anniversary with all of you!
In the News
3 BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS 📢📢📢
Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation is proud to share that our Facebook community, Diabetes Support Network - India has been selected in the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator, a program that helps leaders harness the power of their community to turn impactful ideas into action through training, access to new products and funding up to $50K USD from Facebook to help fund work that advances our community’s goals. We’re excited for the opportunity to learn, grow and scale our impact!
From over 13,000 applicants only 13 communities were selected for the India cohort & Diabetes Support Network - India is one of the 13 finalists (and the only one in the medical/diabetes space)! Over 130 participants across nine regions have been selected to participate from lakhs who applied across the globe.
A big thank you to our fabulous diabetes community and our team who work very hard to make the magic happen everyday. This is the power of passion!
DCB Open Innovation Challenge
Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation is thrilled to make it to the top 5 teams of the 2021 DCB Open Innovation Challenge in diabetes which was open to scientists, researchers, doctors, start-ups and communities.
After months of brain storming, self-assessment, coaching and mentoring, 5 teams from across the world made it to the finals 🚀 This is a photograph from the DCB Bootcamp in Switzerland where you see Snehal and Nupur with other friends 🇨🇭
We will be making our final pitch in early November to take a shot at the top 3 positions - wish us luck!
Diabetes Storytelling Lab
The Diabetes Storytelling Lab by the World Diabetes Foundation, Dalberg Media & USAID brought together community leaders and storytellers from across India to develop creative communication products to support diabetes awareness in India. Nupur, Snehal & Rohan represented Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation at these bootcamps.
We are thrilled to announce we are part of the winning solution and will receive $10,000 USD to implement our ideas into action to address the burden of diabetes in India through storytelling.
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)
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 people living with diabetes. Click the post below to see!
September campaign : #StrongerTogether
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! Nupur launches our campaign for September and October, #StrongerTogether. Tell us how you feel the diabetes community has made you stronger.
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Connect with us and participate!
Join our 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 app and don't forget to check out our website and free helpline too!