Hi TuDiabetes friends,


Many of you have given us feedback that when you look at a person's profile you'd like to know who in their life has diabetes, and you can't tell because the profile question says "I or my loved-one".  So we've changed it!  That statement has been replaced by the statement "The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has...", and preceding that we have added a statement "The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is..." with options to choose yourself, your child, spouse, sibling....  The hope is that this information will help us all to better connect and understand each others' perspectives when we interact on the site.

Please update your profile!  The statement "I or my loved-one has..." will have automatically been replaced in the your profile to reflect the same type of diabetes you indicated upon registration, but the statement about who has it will not appear in your profile unless you update it.  To do that:

1. Click "settings" on the right-hand side of any page (looks like this )

2. Scroll down to "profile questions" and complete the first field: "The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is *" 

(looks like that ↓↓↓)


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Comment by nel on February 28, 2013 at 12:09am

done !!

Comment by Brian (bsc) on February 28, 2013 at 2:41am

I did mine as well. But I just have to note, Emily has 12 unread messages and she hasn't updated her profile yet.

Comment by Doris D on February 28, 2013 at 4:52am

agree with that it was kinda hard knowing eactly who was the d the way that was stated thank you going to change it now

Comment by Doris D on February 28, 2013 at 5:04am

ugh got a question both me and my daughter are type 1's can i click both of them won't do it til u tell me if i can

Comment by Emily Coles on February 28, 2013 at 9:13am

Unfortunately you can't select more than one person as your primary PWD. We actually thought of you when we discussed this, Doris, since we know you and your daughter both have T1. For now please just pick one, and make sure you note the other in your text about yourself. We may eventually add a couple more fields for folks in this situation, but wanted to test it this way first.

Comment by Emily Coles on February 28, 2013 at 9:20am

Guilty as charged, Brian! I just updated it (but I still haven't managed to clean out that inbox...)

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on February 28, 2013 at 10:35am

Thanks Emily. Got mine done. This will be better for the Care team. Thanks again


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