Things Are Changing!

The migration of TuDiabetes has begun

Content created between now and the launch of our new site on April 20th will NOT be moved to that new home, but our community values and Terms of Service still apply during this time.We are not accepting new members during this transition period. If you want to join the TuDiabetes community please send an e-mail to We will send you an invitation to join after the migration is completed.

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

Keeping your TuDiabetes contributions Google-safe

Some members have expressed concerns over seeing their posts show up on Google. This is due to the fact that TuDiabetes is an open social network, meaning that contributions posted on the Forum are visible to others outside the network. Photos and blog posts can be set to be visible only to your friends, but Forum posts/replies are visible to everyone (members or not): this is why we talk about this on our Terms of Use, under "Use Common Sense".

So, what's to do to protect your identity (in case you are concerned about potential repercusions -having others learn about your diabetes, etc.)?

  • Your profile page can be set to be only visible to your Friends, if you want. To do this, change your privacy settings.
  • Do not post your personal info (email address, mailing address, etc.) on the site. Private messages are best for sending this kind of information when/if you feel comfortable sharing it with another member.
  • Do not use your full name on the site. If you have added your first and last name as part of your profile, you can change it by clicking on the "Settings" link on the right side (below your name). When you get to the My Settings page, you can change your Full Name to anything you want (removing your last name will do) and click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.


  • Last, you can change the URL of your profile page, which may contain traces of your last name. To do so, from the My Settings page, click on the "My Page" link on the left side of the page. You will be able to change the "Address" field, shown below. Make sure to click on the "Save" button when you are done:

Doing all these things will help ensure that your forum posts remain Google-safe. Even if they are indexed by Google (they will likely appear on Google), they will not be traceable back to you (under your first and last name), if this is a concern you have.

If you have any other privacy-related questions, please send them to privacy AT diabeteshf DOT org.

Additional resources about online privacy

Last updated by Emily Coles Sep 23, 2013.



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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)


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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)


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