Our mission is to connect people touched by diabetes (people who live with type 1, type 2 and other types of diabetes, as well as their loved ones).
As our community continues to grow, I thought it would be useful to share our values as a community, so that we can all refer to them whenever we participate. In the past, as a part of other groups and organizations, when in doubt, I've found it useful to know what the values were that I was supposed to abide by, especially in exceptional situations where I may not know how to respond.
We foster a positive environment where our members support and help each other. This doesn't mean it's all roses all the time, but it means that, overall, we strive for maintaining an encouraging and supportive space for all people touched by diabetes. Malicious gossip and trolling for dates are not tolerated on TuDiabetes.
Health & Well-Being
We actively promote positive and proactive actions to stay healthy while living with diabetes. This results from the awareness programs we host as much as from the interactions taking place every day in the community.
Communication & Information
We encourage the exchange of information and storytelling about diabetes. We believe the community as a whole will have access to far more information and resource than any particular individual and we want to learn about it.
Diversity and Respect
We value diverse points of view. All people touched by diabetes are welcome. You may find opinions and positions that are not similar to yours and it's OK to disagree. It's just not OK to do so in a disrespectful manner. If you are unsure about whether something may be disrespectful to others, try to put yourself in the shoes of the other person and consider how you would feel if you were on the receiving end of the comments/contribution you are making.
A note about the different types of diabetes: We believe that no one with diabetes is responsible for having this condition, and we do not support debates about "which type is worse" or comments which place blame on anyone for their condition. The different types of diabetes have more similarities than differences, and within this community we focus on our commonalities and the ways in which we can all support one another as a unified group. For more on this topic please see this post by our founder.
We see creativity as a catalyst for emotional healing and raising diabetes awareness. This means you may choose to participate writing, posting videos, photos, drawings, music, etc. to express yourself.
We embrace openness and authenticity, as long as it doesn’t conflict with the other values.
At the end of the day, if you are still unsure as to whether something you are about to contribute to the community is appropriate or not, consider this: we have members as young as age 13. So always keep your contributions appropriate for PG-13 audiences.
If you feel a contribution made by another member is not aligned with one or more of these values and/or with our Terms of Service, please:
1) If it was posted in reply to a conversation you initiated or a contribution you posted, don't delete it. Report it to the Admin team, by clicking on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.
2) If it was posted by someone else, also report it using the Contact Us link.
3) In any case, if you feel there's been a violation of the Community Values or Terms of Service, the best thing to do is to report it.
If you disagree with someone else's comment, in reply to something you contributed to the community, as long as it was a comment that was made in alignment with these values, don't delete it. Doing so shows no respect to the other person's comment.
1) The contents of TuDiabetes is ONLY MEANT for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, including without limitation diabetes. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the TuDiabetes.
2) It is NOT OK by any means, to promote a commercial product or service without the explicit consent of the Administration. Doing so can result in getting banned from the community.
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