I just turned to our Members page to find out we have finally gotten to 5,000 members!!!
Here are some stats from the month of October, so you may get a feel for how much is going on in our beloved community: * We had a total of 63,254 visits from 148 different countries/territories. * We received 36,145 unique visitors, that is a full 31,000 more people coming to the site during October, besides our members. * Almost 6 pages were viewed per visit. * On average, more than 6 minutes were spent on the site per visit.
All these are numbers and great numbers at that, if you ask me. But what these numbers don’t reveal is what goes on during those visits, during those 6 minutes spent by visitors to the site on average (whether they are a member or not)
What these numbers don’t show are the loving messages of support and the thoughtful sharing of information that we see every day. These numbers don’t reveal all the learning that is going on, all the stacks of questions that patients are now going back to their doctors with, effectively becoming engines of change and propagators of best practices. What we don’t see in these numbers is the hope that we all feel when we finally realize that we are not alone and, for those who have recently been diagnosed, that diabetes is not the end of your journey, but the start of a new way of living your life.
Dear family of TuDiabetes: as always, I am honored to serve you and I thank each and every one of you for your support and participation in the community. YOU are the ones that make this space so great for so many people touched by diabetes.
Big hug to you all!!!