This page is great for sharing more about yourself. At the very least, add a photo instead of the default hand image. You can add a photo to it (clicking on the "Change My Profile Photo" link at the top right)
You can click on the "Edit" button in the box at the top and make it an "About Me" section. You can also do a blog post from here and read the comments that other people leave you in your Comment Wall. Any blog posts you write are displayed along with the other 5 most recent posts on the home page.
Some members have gotten very creative and also changed the page appearance (you can do this by clicking on the "Edit Page Appearance" link at the top.
How to add a badge or banner to your profile page header.
IMPORTANT: How to Change your Privacy Settings?
*** You are free to add to your profile page as much or as little information about yourself as you want, but we highly recommend: do NOT post your personal email address, your phone number, your address or any other piece of personal information that you wouldn't give to someone you trust in Real Life or any other public places in the community.
Why? Because the Forum and other public places on TuDiabetes get indexed by Google (that is how many of our members learn about TuDiabetes, while searching for a diabetes-related topic), which means your contact information may end up on Google. ***
In May 2010 we announced a partnership with Children’s Hospital Boston in the creation and launch of an application called TuAnalyze. The application enables members to submit their Hemoglobin A1C.
You can enter your A1c data on TuAnalyze securely and anonymously and select how much information about your A1c values to share - if any. The information shared by members gets displayed in a map on TuDiabetes, with regions lighting up a different color according to the aggregate A1c data once a threshold of participants in each region is reached.
We have put together a series of Resource Pages, focused on different topics, to help answer your most pressing questions. Here are links to each of them:
The answers you are looking for may be found in multiple resource pages.
There are lots of groups that have been set up by other members. Some of them are regional, some of them are thematic. You can join as many groups as you want or you can create new ones if you don't find one that suits your needs. Inside each group, you can communicate with the other members in a more "private" space and hold discussions that are group-specific (these discussions are not displayed on the home page).
This video will help you better understand how to join and follow groups that interest you.
The forum is broken down by categories, such as:
In the main Forum page only the most recent discussions are displayed, so if you are looking for more topics about, say, Type 1 Diabetes, click on the heading for the section and you will see many, many more threads going on. You can do this or you can also search the forums, to see if the particular topic you are looking for information on has been discussed already. If not, you can always start your own discussion.
Please include the source of any information you present that does not come directly from your personal experience.
Make sure to read other people's blog posts by clicking on the Blogs link on the top navigation. You can also start your own blog, by clicking on the "Add a Blog Post" link in the Blogs page. Your blog is the perfect place for you to share more about yourself with the community.
You can view videos that others have added and add your own. TuDiabetes allows you to paste YouTube videos as well as your videos, from your own computer, if you prefer. All the videos can be linked to or embedded into your personal blogs or other sites, if you so want to. You can view the latest videos posted by other members (and yourself) on the home page too.
Same as with videos. The most recent 100 photos are displayed on a slideshow in the home page, but that's just the tip of the iceberg... There's SO many photos, you can be looking at them all day and not be done. You can choose to upload your own too. As you are exploring photos, also make sure to take a photo of yours for the Word in your Hand® Project.
We try to keep the Events listing on TuDiabetes up-to-date. If you learn about diabetes-related events in your area that you feel others may be able to benefit from and they are not listed, feel free to add them.
Periodically, companies contact us interested in offering discounts to you, our member. On the member discounts page, you can check out the current discounts and take advantage of them.
Last, after you have spent some time on the site, why not invite others to join? You can click on the Invite tab to do this or tell others in many different ways, online and offline. Also, we don't mind if you link to us from your blog or other sites. You can follow us on Twitter and become our fan on Facebook.
Last updated by Emily Coles Jul 27, 2012.