Our Work

Who we are

Mission:   We bring together people touched by diabetes for positive change, to make sure that no one living with this condition ever feels alone.

Vision:  We envision a world where people with diabetes do not feel limited, and people without diabetes understand diabetes, its symptoms, and its implications.

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 through our programs.

Our Programs


logocommunitiesMission: To 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.


bigbluetestMission: To demonstrate that small changes can improve diabetes health, and to promote diabetes awareness.

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.


Mission: To accelerate and amplify the efforts of champions dedicated to improving the lives of people living with diabetes.

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