TuDiabetes.com, an online social network for people touched by diabetes, has now passed the 2,000 member mark within days of its first anniversary.
Members continue to join from all over the world, connecting with people from the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, India and Ireland among other countries.
Becoming a member of TuDiabetes.com is free. After customizing their profile page, members participate in diabetes-related discussions, share their thoughts and ideas in their blog and post their photos and videos. Members also benefit from discounts on diabetes products offered by other members.
Everyone is allowed to create their own groups and invite other members to join them. Among the most popular groups that have been formed are: “Parents of Kids with Type 1,” “Pumping Our Insulin,” “Continuous Glucose Monitor Users” and “Diabetes and Women.”
“This site is so personable. I know I can rely on everyone here.” She added: “It is definitely a family,” Michelle Curtis, a mother of a child with type 1 diabetes that joined in July 2007, said.