TuDiabetes Talks with Christel Oerum from the TheFitblog.com


Join us as TuDiabetes Talks with Christel Oerum from TheFitblog.com and learn more about her amazing efforts in creating a space dedicated to living well and healthy with diabetes.

Christel is a passionate fitness enthusiast and the driving force behind the recipes and product reviews found on TheFitBlog.com She just left her  management job in the medical industry to dedicate herself full-time to TheFitBlog. She holds an ISSA Personal Trainer certification as well as an MBA. Christel knows what it means to be a true “corporate girl” and loves to help other busy women get fit. As a type 1 diabetic, Christel is particularly passionate about helping others with diabetes and is always available to answer questions about how to get fit and healthy as a diabetic.

Below are links to just a few of the events Christel is excited to be hosting in the New Year!

Fit With Diabetes New Year’s Challenge! http://thefitblog.com/join-the-fit-with-diabetes-new-years-challenge/

Details: Join us for a free 4-week online challenge focused on healthy nutrition and weight management with diabetes. Each week, we’ll cover specific topics or skill needed to successfully manage diabetes and weight while increasing physical fitness and getting in better shape. It’s hosted on TheFitBlog and articles will be written by Christel Oerum and guest: Dr. Sheri Colberg, Gary Scheiner, Susan Weiner and Hope Warshaw.

The challenge starts January 7th 2017, and sign up is open at www.thefitblog.com/fit-with-diabetes-challenge/

Fit With Diabetes Retreat http://thefitblog.com/join-us-first-ever-fit-diabetes-retreat/

Details: It will be three days of workouts, diabetes education, sunshine, and fun in Santa Monica, CA February 18th to February 20th, 2017. Limited spaces, contact Christel Oerum for more information Christel@TheFitBlog.com

TuDiabetes Talks with Diabetes Hands Foundation Team Members Allyson Schloming and Mandy Jones!

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Mandy Jones


Director of Advocacy

Diabetes Hands Foundation | Berkeley, CA
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Twitter: @D_Advocates

Mandy Jones was a senior at U.C. Berkeley when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Her adult diagnosis was a steep learning curve accompanied by fear, loneliness, and waves of anxiety. In addition to becoming a 24/7 nurse, she realized she had to become her own healthcare advocate, insurance specialist, scientific researcher… not to mention anxiety reduction specialist!

But searching for solutions in a confusing healthcare world quickly ignited a passion. Over the next few years, Mandy volunteered as a Youth Advisory Board Member at UCSF’s Madison Clinic for Diabetes, began hosting adult support happy hours in Los Angeles, mentored newly-diagnosed patients, and wrote a comprehensive appeal to change an insurance policy. She worked as an environmental planner and co-founded an organization that offers pro bono consulting to environmental and public health non-profits. In 2015, Mandy began creating T1Decoded, an online educational source to help other patients navigate a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Her mission is to help all patients thrive amidst a chronic disease diagnosis.

Mandy is excited to ignite the Diabetes Advocates program and create positive change in the diabetes space. She believes that advocacy can happen at any age, in any geography, in any language, and in any form. Advocacy can be as quick as a conversation with our doctor, or as complex as an international policy change. By identifying the causes that speak to us, equipping ourselves with effective tools, and learning from other disciplines, we can create positive change for ourselves, for our local communities, or even internationally.

Mandy is inspired by Deepak Chopra (7 Spiritual Laws of Success), Brené Brown (The Power of Vulnerability), Tim Brown (IDEO: Design Thinking), and Joyce Lee (Doctor as Designer). Mandy’s favorite adventure to date has been bike touring the coast of California (seeing breathtaking coastline via two wheels made the low blood sugars preparations 110% worth it!)

Allyson Schlomingallyson-768x512

Director of Development

Diabetes Hands Foundation | Berkeley, CA

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Allyson brings with her over 18 years in non-profit management experience, raising funds for advocacy, research and education for the diabetes community. Her son, Kyle at the age of nine was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and has made diabetes her passion to improve the lives of all those touched by diabetes.

At the Diabetes Hands Foundation, Allyson is responsible for the implementation of the fund development strategy and is deeply involved in the identification and nurturing of strategic partnerships.

Allyson is a native Californian. She resides in Livermore with her daughter, Katy who is a senior in high school.

In her spare time, Allyson enjoys bike riding, taking walks on the beach or reading historical fiction novel.

TuDiabetes Talks with Manny Hernandez and Emily Coles!

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Join us live as we sit down and visit with Manny Hernandez, founder of Diabetes Hands Foundation and Emily Coles, previous community manager at TuDiabetes to chat about what they have been up to! This “Home for the Holidays” episode is sure to be heart warming, informative and inspiring…


TuDiabetes Talks: DOColors Where Diabetes Advocacy and Racial Equality Intersect 5pm PT/8pm ET


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Alexis Newell is one of the founders of DOColors and will be the guest as we talk about where diabetes advocacy and racial equality intersect. DOColors started as a Tumblr blog that aims to help the diabetes online community recognize and celebrate diversity.