All Blog Posts Tagged 'tudiabetes' (13)

Product Testing

Product Testing


Yesterday I spent the better part of an afternoon at a research center, testing devices used for the application or a uniquely male oriented drug. I am prevented by a confidentiality agreement from discussing too much of what happened, or the company sponsoring the test. But I think I can relate some of the overall experience. It was a bit…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on March 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Inpatient Diabetes Education Reduces Readmissions

Inpatient Diabetes Education Reduces Readmissions


There is an interesting study about inpatient diabetic education and the potential for reducing inpatient readmission. The problem is stated as follows:


Approximately 20% of sampled diabetic patients with an A1C equal to or greater than 9.0, are readmitted within 30 days of…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on March 5, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

I am sure most of us have memories of New Year's Eve or Day. Some memories are good, some not, but all of them are stored in our collective conscious. In my case each year is stored like fine wine until they ripen and come out, or like some vintages they are declared unseasoned and kept in storage forever. My most poignant memory is of the first New Year’s Day I was married and the cabbage, potatoes and ham…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on December 30, 2013 at 10:08pm — 5 Comments

Thank You

As a new member of the tudiabetes family, I'd like to thank you for making me feel welcomed. This was a pleasant surprise. I can honestly say that I wasn't expecting the type of reception I received.

January 2nd will be the 12th anniversary of me being released from the hospital, after spending 8 days in there.

One of my earliest post-diagnosis memories is of me sitting on my bed all alone and starring out of my window at the leafless trees. I felt vulnerable. I felt… Continue

Added by James122501 on December 27, 2013 at 6:21pm — 12 Comments

We COME TOGETHER by World Diabetes Day! “If each person helps another person, the world will change”

Dear TuDiabetes Friends

I come to you for help! I believe, it is crucial that our community comes together and take ownership of the wonderful opportunity of doing something really BIG: As you might know, We have less than 14 days to reach our 20000 Big Blue Test entries in order to raise $100,000 for people with diabetes in need. BECAUSE OF THE NOV. 14th DEADLINE, we need to act fast!

I also want to present to you the video we did for the Big Blue Test grantee in Haiti.…


Added by Andreina Davila on November 2, 2012 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Crystal Bowersox supports TuDiabetes: and you?

A few days ago we got a very special email from a very special member of TuDiabetes: Crystal Bowersox. She has kindly sent us:

  • 3 autographed CDs;
  • 3 autographed T-Shirts; and
  • 3 autographed photos,

so we can offer them as…


Added by Manny Hernandez on September 28, 2011 at 12:46pm — 4 Comments

Our diabetes networks go mobile!

Last month, we announced (on EsTuDiabetes) the launch of the EsTuDiabetes mobile application for iPhone and Android:

(Download it for free at:

Today we're announcing HERE the launch of our TuDiabetes Mobile application for iPhone and Android:…


Added by Manny Hernandez on May 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Big Blue Test Countdown Begins...

These are some stills from the video we will be unveiling Nov. 1, to support the Big Blue Test. This year, the Big Blue Test will be bigger than ever!

In the meantime, join the Big Blue Test Group... This Friday we will make the announcement about what will be happening this year.…


Added by Manny Hernandez on October 27, 2010 at 3:55pm — 4 Comments

Vote for TuDiabetes TODAY on the 1st Annual Dosie Awards!

Please help us get to the second round of the 2010 Dose of Digital Dosie awards!

Vote for TuDiabetes in the Best Patient Community – Non-Brand Sponsored (Communities created with no direct affiliation to a pharma or…


Added by Manny Hernandez on March 31, 2010 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Shuffling things on the TuDiabetes home page...

We've been experimenting with a few things on the home page in the past couple of weeks, to better cater to the areas that most members come to the site for. These are the changes you will notice if you haven't been to the site in a while:

-We've moved the Groups to the right column, under the listing of Our Other Programs. Groups are one of the most popular features on the community and we're now dynamically displaying the ones with the Latest Activity.

-We've reverted to… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on December 21, 2009 at 10:10am — 5 Comments

Importance of Diabetes Meet-ups

Sara, Me, Jaimie, George and Niya

Last weekend myself and Jaimie planned a meet-up for the TuDiabetes Long Beach, CA area. I am glad we planned the meet-up. I the chance to see Rebecca and meet Arturo. I see Jaimie all the time. When it comes to anything diabetes related you'll pretty much see the two of us together.

Rebka and I

Please bare with me, I was going to blog about… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on August 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Hip,Hip, Hooray!

You probably don't know it but I have two other blogs besides this one. The other two blogs are about diabetes (becasue I have diabetes along with plenty of other family members) and my mother's fibromyalgia. One is hosted at my invisible diability community which is an awesome site to network with others who suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other "invisible" illnesses. The other one is hosted on wordpress which is my blog about life in Kansas City with diabetes. I usually blog about… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 4, 2008 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

New Features on TuDiabetes!

After a little downtime last night, TuDiabetes is back with a few really cool new features will be:

* A Bulk Uploader for Photos and Videos: you can now add up to 100 photos and 30 videos at a time, by dragging and dropping them from any folder on your computer into the browser window, when you click on "Add Photos".

Just so you know, the first time you try to Add Photos, you will be presented with this message:

When you see… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on February 12, 2008 at 7:32am — No Comments

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Melissa Lee
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Manny Hernandez
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Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
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Mike Lawson
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Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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