TuDiabetes is a place were we we want everyone to feel welcomed. It was for a long time part of our culture, we welcomed people to let them know that no diabetic should ever feel alone.
The practice of welcoming new members was started in the early days of TuD, we stopped the practice when we migrated to to Discourse because there was no place in Discourse to find a list of new members that could be seen by community members. Technical challenges put an end to the practice.
It has taken a while for us to overcome these technical challenges. It requires a little extra work on Admins part but we have found a way.
If you would like to be part of this effort you can go to the Welcome New Members category. There you will find a dated topic with a list of new member links.