We're almost there!

Our launch date for the new TuDiabetes website has been moved back 24 hours

When you log into TuDiabetes tomorrow (April 21st) you will find yourself in our new home!

If you want to join the TuDiabetes community please send an e-mail to TuDiabetesAdmin@gmail.com. We will send you an invitation to join after the migration is completed.

Read about the migration and see images of the new site!

Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study investigating whether certain factors,
such as the relationship with your physician, affect how you follow through with type 2 diabetes
treatment recommendations (e.g., following a diet, exercising, monitoring blood sugar, etc.).

You are invited to participate if you:
are at least 18 years old
are able to read and write in English
have received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at least two (2) years ago
are able to carry out diabetes self-care activities on your own
have met with the same physician who treats you for type 2 diabetes on at least three (3)
separate occasions over the past two (2) years.

If you are interested in participating, please access the anonymous survey by visiting the
following website:


You will not be required to provide any information that could be used to identify you (e.g., no
name, etc.). Your participation in this study is completely anonymous and voluntary, and there
is absolutely no consequence for deciding not to participate at any point in time. Additionally,
you may refuse to answer any of the questions we ask you. There are no anticipated risks
involved in your participation. This survey is comprised of five parts, and it should take no
longer than 20 minutes to complete.

The results will help us to better understand treatment adherence, and to show our appreciation
for your willingness to participate, we will be donating $2 to the American Diabetes Association
for each survey completed.

Tags: diabetes, research, study, survey, type 2, type-2

Views: 517

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Done! Hope the input is helpful.

Done! Hope it helps. It was a little hinky. I do think my actions and my doctor's guidance are instrumental in my condition but the survey makes you feel like it is all one or the other. My diabetes progresses also because I am getting older, etc. and I can't help that or do anything but my best. I wish my actions and my doctor could counter that but it doesn't. Some days my sugar is high just because we are not a machine and 100% predictable. We are marvelous human beings that vary just because.

Anyway -- I love my endo and he takes excellent care of me with the support of my family doc. Since starting 6 years ago I now have a 5.2 A1C, am off my insulin and have lost 120 pounds. I exercise every day and eat healthy and feel great. It was my work and their guidance and support. Doctors do make a difference. Go Team!

i live in ireland and we get a long term book or a medical card that cover our needs with hospital , doctor , dentist, tables or injections

Done. I'm concerned about the exercise portions of the survey because I am suffering from a bad reaction to the preservative in insulin (Metacresol), have been for all the eight years I've had diabetes, and one of the things it does to me is make my muscles too heavy for much exercise. Before diabetes, I was quite active, taught figure skating for 15 years, danced a lot. I miss that. It took me 4.5 yrs to figure out that it was the Metacresol that was making exercise difficult. I have since been able to decrease the am't of insulin I take so that I can now do physical things I could not do before. But I am still very limited, and it is not for want of trying. After a very physical day running errands, for instance, I then must spend two days resting and sleeping before I am back to 'normal'. I wish there were insulin with a different preservative. My doctor at Joslin Clinic is very familiar with my problem, has had other patients with similar reactions to Metacresol.

El Fin

Done. :)

i would like to know if any member taking byetta have to be of a body mass of over 30??

I took Byetta for more than a year as well as Victoza and my BMI was well under 30. I'm not aware of any requirement like that for taking Byetta.




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service