As we get ready to move forward with the amazing photos that were submitted in the Diabetes Supplies Art Contest last month, we wanted to come back to all of you for feedback.
The main purpose behind the art contests we run in the community is to generate diabetes awareness materials. We believe that art is one of the tissues that brings community together. Art helps us to express, educate and learn: it is a catalyst, a healer and so much more…
So, Word in your Hand 07, Word in Your Hand 08, Drawing Diabetes and Diabetes Supplies Art, are community-generated content initiatives. We call them “contests” for lack of a better word, but what they really are is a channel for this community to let the world and ourselves know a little bit more of how diabetes touches our lives. These initiatives are aimed at helping us address the very real emotional issues that come hand in hand with diabetes.
In the past, after the official “contest” have been over, we have created short videos for Word in Your Hand Video and Drawing Diabetes Video. These have been posted in our own communities as well as many other related web sites. This has been a great way to promote our community’s work and efforts, as well as a means to reach to more people affected with diabetes and generate diabetes awareness among the general public.
The Diabetes Hands Foundation (responsible for TuDiabetes, EsTuDiabetes and all the above mentioned diabetes awareness programs) wants to hear your advice and comments. Our resources are limited but we strongly believe we can reach our goals better every day by listening to you.
We constantly get a lot of positive feedback but we have received some criticism from a few members, concerning the relevance of the awareness programs. Please let us know your thoughts.
We feel there is a lot of potential resulting from the amazing contributions of our community members, such as videos, cards, books, calendars and other printed materials in general. We have received some great ideas from very active members of the community. Sohair, for instance, has a great idea of a poetry book.
We are open and listening… thank you for your continued support!