Hi again :)
As part of our migration we are working out some improvements on the organization of our forum. You may remember that on the new site we will be using a platform called Discourse to host our forum section, and Discourse allows for much more granular and specific organization than our current platform. The goal for us is to create categories that make it as easy to post in the forum as possible, AND as easy as possible to find other people's posts, based on your interests.
What you see below is not 100% final, but it is pretty close. The titles you see in bold are the main categories, and below each is a short list of subcategories. The way Discourse works is that members can choose a subcategory to post in, if there is an appropriate one, or just post to the main category. For example, if I write a post about type 2 diabetes but it does not have to do with being new to T2 or being a teen with T2 I would post it in the main Type 2 category and no subcategory. Make sense? In other words, the subcategories are intended to help organize the posts within each category, but are not an exhaustive list of topics that can be posted there.
Also see below a sample image of how the category list will be displayed on the new site. This screenshot was taken from another site that's built on Discourse, called Talk Folksy.
Type 1 and LADA
Resources (curated page of educational resources about type 1 and LADA)
Resources (curated page of educational resources about type 2)
- new to Type 2 diabetes
- for teens and young adults
Diabetes and Pregnancy
- gestational diabetes
- trying to get pregnant
- managing pregnancy with diabetes
- Share Your Stories (this is where member blogs will go!)
- Fun and Games
- Arts and Crafts
- New to insulin
- Oral Medications and non-insulin injectables
- Insulin Pumps
- Glucose Monitoring
- Diabetes Apps
- Physical Activity
Mental and Emotional Wellness
Diabetes Complications and other Conditions
- Other Conditions
Resources (curated page of educational resources about diabetes-related advocacy opportunities)
- self advocacy
- public advocacy
You can also check out sketches of our future home page, blogs page, video archive, and events page. Remember that all of these pages are works in progress, and some things might change as we go along. You can also read some background information about the migration project, the features which will change in this process, and features we will gain.