2017-Diabetes Hands Foundation Fellow

Location: Berkeley, CA
Date Posted: 05-12-2017

Partner Organization: Diabetes Hands Foundation

Fellowship Role: Fellow
Desired Length: 1-year Fellowship position

Organization Overview:
Diabetes Hands Foundation fosters an open and inclusive community of support for all those touched by diabetes, connecting them with tools and information to actively and confidently voice their needs and pursue healthier lives. We envision a world without diabetes, where everyone is valued as having unique needs and has access to a high-quality, equitable health care system that places each patient at the center of their own care.

We at the Diabetes Hands Foundation believe no one touched by diabetes should ever feel alone because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in ourselves and our community. Diabetes can be a very isolating disease, so we provide platforms where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialog about their experiences with this chronic condition. Instead of looking at the disease, Diabetes Hands Foundation seeks to understand, connect and energize the millions of people living with this condition.

We do this through the following programs:
  • Communities provide social support information, and a sense of belonging to people with diabetes and their loved ones. Diabetes Hands Foundation runs two social networks with over 50,000 registered members in total and a global annual reach of well over 3 million unique people. TuDiabetes.org (in English) and EsTuDiabetes.org (in Spanish) offer people touched by diabetes a place to turn for information, community and social support on their journey.
  • Big Blue Test is a program that reinforces the importance of exercise in managing diabetes by having participants test their blood sugar, get active, test again, and share the results at BigBlueTest.org or using the iPhone or Android app. When people do the Big Blue Test, on average they see a drop in their blood sugars and a donation is made to help people with diabetes in need.
  • Diabetes Advocates serves as a platform for connecting individuals and organizations that have taken a leadership role in improving the world for people touched by diabetes. DiabetesAdvocates.org

Role Description:
This Fellowship role will be customized to the skills and interests of the Fellow. The Fellow will provide support in essential areas for the organization, and it is an exciting opportunity to work with a small team. More information to come!
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