Diabetes Video Chats

idea by emily@diabeteshf.org




Overview of Idea


Diabetes Hands Foundation aims to engage, energize and inspire people touched by diabetes through video-chats with celebrity patients. We will invite celebrity patients living with diabetes to share their inspiring story. This would involve musicians, athletes, and published authors.

The Specifics: How will you use $2,500 to fuel social change through technology?

Diabetes Hands Foundation runs a social network for people touched by diabetes(TuDiabetes.org) We have seen people with type 1 diabetes openly engaging online, while people with type 2 diabetes tend to lurk and stand by the sidelines of the conversation. Our video chat initiative hopes to change this by hosting monthly video chats of celebrity patients (musicians, athletes, authors, etc) living type 2. We would use technology to engage people with type 2 by implementing UStream video chats on the homepage of TuDiabetes.org. This will require a chat moderator to interview the celebrity and to field questions from the community. Video chats with medical professionals (attached) have done well. We hope to expand on that.

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Diabetes is really a serious matter. My neighbor, who is one of the plastic surgeons in perth, is ironically suffering because of his wounds.

by eleanorlawson
about 3 years ago | Reply

por supuesto que si .......... todos seremos beneficiados ....

by ivan.luis.7583
over 3 years ago | Reply

Claro que doy mi voto.

by jorge.romero.944
over 3 years ago | Reply

mi voto es para esta idea , y espero que sea ganadora

by ricardo.estrada.1481
over 3 years ago | Reply

Les doy mi voto!!! Gracias por el tiempo que invierten en ayudar a otros!!

by didamar
over 3 years ago | Reply

con todo gusto les doy mi voto,para esa causa

by chavezmen
over 3 years ago | Reply

You have my vote too! Good Luck!

by glodi
over 3 years ago | Reply


by yobienytu
over 3 years ago | Reply

How do we in the under 60 with type 1 continue to enjoy life? Attitude, control, being a helping hand to those who cannot see the bright side of this disease. Diving had this most if my life, I am determined to stay as active and healthy as I can, E V E R Y D A Y!

by Boxingal
over 3 years ago | Reply

voto por esta iniciativa!! suerte!!

by lupitafloreshuerta
over 3 years ago | Reply

We need to connect all involved with enhancing the lives of people with Diabetes. You have my vote!

by jgrahamotis
over 3 years ago | Reply

Voto por esta iniciativa! Adelante!

by silvana.blanc
over 3 years ago | Reply

Voto por esta idea

by monicavlop
over 3 years ago | Reply

Ya vote amigos, exelente iniciativa de good team, y de EsTuDiabetes tambien, felicito y agradezco a todos por los consejos que aqui nos dan para seguir sobreviviendo con esta enfermedad,


by Ed73
over 3 years ago | Reply

lo mismo que Isabel , no se ingles pero apoyo toda iniciativa !

by kintxo.rodriguezperez
over 3 years ago | Reply



by isabel.sandezdeghiggeri
over 3 years ago | Reply

+1, saludos.

by death.empire
over 3 years ago | Reply

I have been trying to raise awareness here in Andalucia Spain. I am T2. As the health authorities don't have a real approach to Diabetes prevention. Doctors and other medical staff have a fatalistic attitude when discussing Diabetes issues with us patient. "You may loose your foot!". You could go blind, etc.!" I would like to initiate a Spanish/English Poster Champaign here. (There are half a million British Retired here all over 50 years old!). I would also like to make a Video/DVD we could run on a loop in the entrance TV screens in our provincial hospital. It would run in English & Spanish. Explaining that diabetes is not inevitable, and for those that do have it. Amputation and blindness are also NOT inevitable. NOTE. The hospital runs videos promoting the hospital and the state health. My local Doctor will help us gain access to that TV loop facility!
We have 8 English language music stations. TalkFM & iTalkFM in English and that's just for the coastal area of this state. All will support a campaign. We have 7 English language News Papers, again all for the coastal region. And there is so much more.
A grant from you would give us the boost we need to make this video and print posters. Ignorance means diabetes for all! Please Help!

by muleman
over 3 years ago | Reply

Very good with this action...

by roberto.diaz.1481
over 3 years ago | Reply

From wherever you are.
We can all help prevent and fight diabetes!
Thanks for spreading the word!

by SIT
over 3 years ago | Reply

Thank you DHF for all you do. Although I am Type 1, I have a lot of Type 2 friends and see the lack of resources available to them. I am glad to see that you are specifically targeting them to receive some help.

by Kellywpa
over 3 years ago | Reply

Votado!!! excelente idea!!!

by NonSugarAdded
over 3 years ago | Reply

Very interesting idea.

At the TheInsulines.com we are also doing interviews with people with diabetes with the goal of collecting scenarios for our iPhone diabetes game. So we are familiar with the power of interviewing people with diabetes.

by michael.delamaza
over 3 years ago | Reply

tengo a mi hijo desde los 13 años con diabetes 1...ahora tiene 18.....ha sido dificil crecer y entenderlo...!...estamos en el camino...gracias por crear espacios para no sentirnos solos!

by liz de los santos
over 3 years ago | Reply

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