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!

What is TuDiabetes?

written explanation and video about how and why this community came about, the story of its founder, and what the name means

TuDiabetes Frequently Asked Questions

about how to use the TuDiabetes website.

New Member Guide

includes how to customize your profile page, manage privacy settings, explore the forum and more.

Member Discounts

lists discounts different organizations/ businesses offer to members of TuDiabetes.


explains how to maintain your manners online.  Please read this.  We like good manners very much.

Terms of Use

is the legal document defining the relationship between the TuDiabetes website and its members.

Our Values

tells you what we are, and are not, here for.

Editorial Policy

outlines how we develop, post, and review content on this website.

Privacy Policy

tells you, the user, what types of information we (Diabetes Hands Foundation) collect, and what we do with that information.

Diabetes Glossary

explains diabetes-related terms and vocabulary.

Commonly Used Acronyms

lists, in alphabetical order, acronyms used on the internet and those relating to diabetes.

Do's and Don'ts

is a short, simple, self-explanatory list of very important things.

Advertising Policy

explains our strict policy regarding whom we allow to advertise on TuDiabetes.

How to Control the E-Mails You Receive Through TuDiabetes

is a tutorial on just that.

Keeping Your Contributions Google-Safe

explains how to protect your privacy on the internet when using TuDiabetes.

How to change the e-mail address

is a tutorial on how to change the e-mail your TuDiabetes account is linked to.


tells you how to fundraise for a cause on TuDiabetes without getting blocked by our admin team.

How to Fundraise for Diabetes Hands Foundation

lists ideas for ways to help raise money to support the organization that hosts TuDiabetes.

Contact Us

please report any difficulties you have with the site or the community so that we may address them!


Last updated by Heather Gabel May 6, 2013.



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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)


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