What do you like about the site and the community?
I love TuDiabetes! First, the site is run very well; the homepage is easy to navigate, I never have trouble loading a page, and it’s easy to find whatever I’m looking for.
On a more personal level, I am amazed by how caring and informative the community is. Since my dx, this site has become my most trusted source of info on D. I’ve gotten more nuanced answers to questions from members than from the CDEs and doctors I’ve seen! I love getting the chance to engage with so many people who are also living with D- it feels therapeutic for me to learn about what it’s like for other people, to offer support, and to ask for support with aspects of my life that are hard to talk about with people who don’t have firsthand experience with D.
What do you use the site and community for? (news, support, education...) Can you think of ways we could better serve that purpose for you?
TuDiabetes is an extremely important source of support and information for me. I read the discussion forums every day and participate regularly (well, off and on). I also read the blogs regularly.
Do you have ideas for new things we could try, or functions we could add?
Have you attended any of the live events we broadcast on the homepage? Why or why not?
I attended the webchat with Gary Scheiner and found it really informative.
Do you feel the homepage is user-friendly? If not, how do you think it could be improved?
The homepage is very user-friendly. One aspect of the site that could be improved is the search function. It would be great if the search results come up in order of date (i.e. most recent first).
Do you use the open chatroom we enabled last summer? Why or why not?
I don’t IM or use chatrooms in general, so I haven’t explored the option here, except during the webchat with Gary Scheiner. I liked being able to see all the questions and comments while he was responding.
If you receive the bi-monthly TuDiabetes newsletter: do you read it? Do you find it interesting and/or informative? How might we improve it?
Don’t get the newsletter.
Is there something you would like to see more of, or less of, on the site? Anything else you would like to share?
Thank you!!!! TuDiabetes is the best d-related site online. It is essential to my ongoing process of adjusting to life with D.