I'd like to introduce you to TuD!  TuD turns 6 years old this month.  

You will be seeing more of TuD on TuDiabetes and other Diabetes Hands Foundation social media channels this month, as we celebrate his birthday and his big, international family of people affected by diabetes.

Keep your eyes peeled for him on Diabetes Hands Foundation, TuDiabetes, Facebook, Twitter (@diabeteshf, #TuDiabetes), Pinterest and Instagram!

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Comment by acidrock23 on March 7, 2013 at 5:07pm

I was thinking ryhmes with dude, (atti)tude, etc. too. Interesting idea. Are we trying to bring more younger members in? I think that would be interesting although sometimes I'm leery of tossing ideas out around impressionable kids...

Comment by Doris D on March 8, 2013 at 4:53am

wow it has been 6 yearasdoin't seem real. i'm getting too old LOL!

Comment by Elizabeth on March 8, 2013 at 7:10am

TuD is just a few weeks older than Eric, who will be six on April 15th. <3

Comment by Emily Coles on March 8, 2013 at 12:33pm

Have any of you noticed TuD popping up anywhere else on the site, or on the internet in general?

Comment by Mike Ratrie on March 9, 2013 at 6:47am

@acidrock - TUDE!!

@Emily - always great IMO to create a visual, humanizing(?) connection to your members. IOW, I like him!

Comment by Mike Ratrie on March 9, 2013 at 7:38am

Now that I think about it some more, TuD could have a whole family:

ToneD (Tone-D - very musical)
2rueD (ToneD's fraternal twin - similar, yet so different)
La-D-Da (we call her Lada!)
ThreeD (Provides emotional support to the whole family)

You heard it here first!


Comment by acidrock23 on March 9, 2013 at 7:40am

Aci-D!! LOL... I like the humanizing too (Tu?)

Comment by Pastelpainter on March 9, 2013 at 3:24pm

Golly gosh, Mike, hope I don't look like him! Think he's great for the little kids, suspect the teens would prefer an anime, as for me I don't want diabetes humanized, except perhaps as a devil.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on March 10, 2013 at 6:28am

I hear you Pastelpainter, but I wasn't referring to humanizing diabetes(!), just the TuDiabetes experience.

Anime - oooh!

Comment by Doris D on March 11, 2013 at 9:16am

@ Emily no i haven't but not so computer savy here lol
sorry put him in my news feed lol i will share him lol


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