Register now for our online workshop on Gendered Nutrition by endocrinologist Dr Tejal Lathia on Sunday 13th December at 5PM IST on the Blue Circle Workshops platform.
Here's a quick low down on all that happened in the busy month of November 2020 at Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation.
Blue Circle Workshops
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.
Diabetes & Festivals Workshop
Snehal and Nupur shared some reminders and hacks to manage sugars this festive season. Click the post below to read the highlights from the workshop.
DIABETES & FESTIVALS WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS ✨With the festive season round the corner, taking care of sugars is crucial...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 1 November 2020
Sajan and Rohan conducted this workshop in Hindi so that we can reach out to as many people as possible. Read the takeaways by clicking the post below.
HYPOGLYCEMIA WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS Read the blog: https://blog.bluecircle.foundation/hypo-ma हाइपो होने के क्या कारण...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 8 November 2020
As part of Project Gaia, our initiative to empower women with diabetes, Snehal and Nupur discussed the onset, symptoms and management of menopause with endocrinologist Dr Chitra Selvan. Click the post below to read the main takeaways.
HIGHLIGHTS | MENOPAUSE WORKSHOP I DR CHITRA SELVAN ♀️ Menopause is the natural cessation of a woman's menstrual cycles...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 15 November 2020
Snehal, Daisy and Nupur covered the whole spectrum of CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors), from Libre (& Pro) and Medtronic to Dexcom. Click the post below to go through a detailed synopsis with links to relevant blogs and videos too.
HIGHLIGHTS | EVERYTHING CGM WORKSHOP 📝Three CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) options in India - Abbott's Freestyle...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 22 November 2020
Food Labels Workshop
Rohan and Snehal helped decode complicated food and nutrition labels. Click the post below to read the main takeaways.
HIGHLIGHTS | DECODING FOOD LABELS 🥝Eating processed, packaged food is not ideal but if and when you do, keep an eye on...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Sunday, 29 November 2020
November 14th this year was packed with celebrations. We conducted a virtual party, check out our Live here.
In the News
Shreya, Snehal, Madhura, Ramaa and Nupur from Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation spoke to Health Shots by Hindustan Times. See what they have to say about living with diabetes as girls & women.
Nupur was in conversation with the award winning platform, Feminism in India for an Instagram Live.
Check out this podcast with Nupur and Shruti on Spotify.
Check out this Instagram Live on Youth ki Awaaz where Nupur speaks to endocrinologist Dr Roshani Sanghani.
Read our blog here. We write about everything from recipes to people's stories (read about our review of ADOR, a low carb packaged foods brand & feel free to use the 10 % discount code Bluecircle#1 when you order from their website), technology and everything diabetes!
November campaign : #CelebratingPwD
Snehal launches our new photo campaign, #CelebratingPwD (Celebrating People with Diabetes) which runs through November & December. To get featured, upload your photo through the Blue Circle Diabetes app. In the text box, mention your name, type & duration of diabetes and anything you'd like to share about yourself.
We have been receiving a lot of entries. Keep them coming! Here are few from November.
We're thrilled to announce the second consecutive #BlueCircleDiabetesCalendar featuring 12 people with diabetes from different walks of life (including some public figures and very adorable kids!). In the Blue Circle Store, you can buy not only different types of calendars but also some cute diabetes inspired stickers and magnets! Support the NGO by buying, gifting, sharing posts on social media and tagging us (use the hashtag #BlueCircleDiabetesCalendar too)!
Pre order: https://www.bluecircle.foundation/store
📣 BLUE CIRCLE DIABETES CALENDAR 2021 12 people with diabetes from different walks of life feature in India's first...Posted by Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation on Saturday, 5 December 2020
Finally, remember you are not alone..
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)
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!
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