The Diabetic Connect Newsletter

John Crowley
By John CrowleyCA Latest Reply 2009-05-26 18:05:08 -0500
Started 2008-10-08 02:38:35 -0500

Good morning everyone. I have been working on this week's Diabetic Connect Newsletter. Our team here tries hard to pull together information that will be helpful to you. It might be something you missed. It might be a hot discussion topic that you want to weigh in on. Or the latest recipe that has been added.

I was wondering if you all could give me some feedback about the newsletter.

Do you receive it?
Is it helpful to you?
What would you like it to include?
What don't you like about it?

Please weigh in and let me know what you think of it. We'd like to make it the best newsletter out there.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you'd like to receive the email, please add small and small to your address book. That will help us with some of the blocking issues we've had.

Also, if you haven't been receiving the newsletter, please send me your email address to my inbox. I will double check it against our email list to make sure you're on the list to receive it.

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Anyone have additional suggestions for improving the newsletter?

39 replies

tim 58
tim 58 2009-05-25 21:16:55 -0500 Report

Hey John Imay have 2 snop around a bit on this computer but I find it. Great job I have learned alot since I have been visting this site. Thanks for everything

patti 2008-10-12 01:57:01 -0500 Report

Good Morning John! and everyone else!
I just got my newsletter yesterday! Thank You! I t always has great info!

GabbyPA 2008-10-11 15:28:22 -0500 Report

I got mine today, and I am getting notifications of activity on the site again too. I don't know what you guys did, but it is fixed. Thanks!

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-11 09:18:16 -0500 Report

Just a hey to you!

Edie 2008-10-11 13:04:30 -0500 Report

Thankyou I am doing well tonite. I have ate nothing but salads today and thank the good Lord the bathroom is next door to this room. and my numbers for the day as I didn't check them all day out running the roads as Bill says. @ 8:32 tonite it is 137

vgarrison 2008-10-11 13:22:13 -0500 Report

WTG Edie!!!!!!!!!! Mine 2 hours after dinner were 120…lowest yet!! we both deserve a pat on the back…


Edie 2008-10-11 13:36:54 -0500 Report

Check out what I did today and then laugh your head off I did when I stoped to realize what I forgot to check today and all the salads I've eaten. I post everyday or atleast the next morning for the nite before if I don't get it done on time, under Exercise and Diet #2 now we also have #1 on here to keep track of how we are doing. Between the heat today and the salads I almost live in the bathroom today. Getting cleaned out that is for sure. I wonder how much weight I'll lose this way. LOL

GabbyPA 2008-10-11 15:30:41 -0500 Report

It must be something in the air, because we are all enjoying great numbers. I also had my lowest ever reading today and have kept my numbers below 180 all day. Could it be karma??

vgarrison 2008-10-11 15:59:44 -0500 Report

Yeah Gabby,

I would jump up and down for you, but I excercised to hard yesterday and now my glude muscles are screaming at me…ok go ahead and laugh…hehehe…


teddybearcub1960 2008-10-12 06:30:33 -0500 Report

I know the feeling Edie, I have only been able to check one time a day the last two days also. Meals have been so messed up so haven't been able to check it after supper, since it's not been two hours after eating before going to bed. But my a.m. sugars have been 102 and 100 yeah.


Edie 2008-10-11 09:03:04 -0500 Report

I've been getting the newsletter since I joined but not the inbox messages one then today I opened my inbox and had 2 there thankyou for fixing the problem. I was saving the oldest one so I could get back to the site quicker than going through all of my Bookmarks there is so many that I need to clean it up. LOL
I have a Discussion on Quilts under Other if you could let everyone know it is out there I would like that very much. Thankyou from your friend Edie

vgarrison 2008-10-09 03:22:02 -0500 Report


Was there a place for us to sign up for this newsletter, or is every member supposed to recieve one?


John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-10-09 03:57:20 -0500 Report

Everyone who joins the site should automatically start getting the newsletter (of course with the option to opt-out anytime if you don't want it).

vgarrison 2008-10-09 04:00:03 -0500 Report

Oh no I want it, but I have not recieved it as of yet…


Anonymous 2008-10-09 04:07:20 -0500 Report

I have never received it either. I do have Aol and will only have mail sent to AOL so I guess that means I will never get it. Since there are problems with AOL.

momoftype1 2008-10-08 14:53:00 -0500 Report


ON a seperate note-I used to get notification e-mails and have not had any since last week…I did check my settings and they are still checked?????
just and fyi

momoftype1 2008-10-08 14:50:58 -0500 Report


I do usually get them, but have not seen one since 8-23. I still have the same e-mail and thought that it was one of the things being re-vamped.

vgarrison 2008-10-08 12:22:28 -0500 Report

I have not received one yet either…my email domain is…I would love to get this newsletter…


vgarrison 2008-10-08 12:22:27 -0500 Report

I have not received one yet either…my email domain is…I would love to get this newsletter…


kdroberts 2008-10-08 03:40:39 -0500 Report

Honestly, I get it but rarely read it.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-10-08 04:36:04 -0500 Report

Oh, sure. After all my hard work :-)

Just kidding. I have no problem with honest feedback. It's the only useful kind.

As for those who don't receive it, I would ask you to do two things for me. First, check your "junk" or "bulk" mail folders. If you find it in there, you can hopefully mark it as "not junk" and you should start receiving it in your inbox.

Second, let me know who your email provider is. We are having some issues trying to send to AOL, Hotmail, and a few other email providers. If your email is one of those providers, we'll hopefully get those issues resolved soon.

kdroberts 2008-10-08 04:45:44 -0500 Report

The reasons I don't really read it are because I've usually read the the discussions listed or decided not to read them, I'm not a huge fan of 99% of the recipes that get posted and I'm not interested in the offers or advertisements. If there was a way to unsubscribe I probably would, I just haven't looked into it yet.

Carol11 2008-10-08 03:12:39 -0500 Report

I don't receive it, at least not that I know of. I would like to see articles about how to get past this diagnosis emotionally-I just can't get past what has been done to me. Also practical solutions to losing weight while on insulin. Another problem getting rid of thhat lat 25 pounds. I eat right, exercise and still can't lose it. any information on adult-onset type 1. Keep up the good work. Carol