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NEWSFLASH: Diabetes Hands Foundation Shutdown, Beyond Type 1 Takes Over Programs

The Diabetes Hands Foundation is no more, but some of its core programs will stay alive under the umbrella of a young, powerhouse diabetes advocacy organization. In a startling development to many that's certain to shake up the Diabetes Community, the beloved Berkeley, CA-based non-profit that's been around since 2008 and maintained the popular TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes online communities is dissolving after nearly a decade. But the DHF's core online platforms -- with millions of users across the globe -- will transfer over to Beyond Type 1 , another Northern CA-based org that's just two years old but has been making waves with bold awareness efforts backed by badass celebrity connections. Official news broke Thursday, coincidentally the day before the big annual American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions conference was set to start. The reasons are largely financial struggles within DHF, we’re told. There have been rumblings about sponsorship and funding