Leaving Diabetic Connect

By Latest Reply 2008-10-17 15:32:05 -0500
Started 2008-10-12 08:03:36 -0500

I am leaving Diabetic Connect. I enjoyed it for awhile . but now it is time to go. guess I don't know how to start a discussion of interst to anyone.

36 replies

2008-10-15 08:15:45 -0500 Report

You know I think this discuddion is helpful; sometimes people need input from others on a bad day. and pennyhazle, I am one of your friends, and I would like you to stay. Sometimes you just need to read a while to get the nack of how to use the site to your advantage, and sometimes you do have a couple of bad days, don't go, we all will try to help, I would start, if you want to talk in private just send a message.

2008-10-15 12:06:17 -0500 Report

Hi lilmarm52,
It was good to hear from you , my friend
I am still not a i00% but I am going
to be much better. Thanks for being there for me. The longer that I am a
member I will learn what to do, and I do like being around my friends. Hugs

2008-10-17 06:51:23 -0500 Report

I am so happy that you are taking that attitude; everyone does have bad days, but it is great to hear that you are going to try to work yourself through the pain and depression of it all; You will end up a stronger person for it.
I am glad to have a friend like you, and so many others, too!

2008-10-17 15:32:05 -0500 Report

Thanks lilmarm52,
It was nice to hear from you, It is nice to hear from your friends.


marvinvwinkle 2008-10-13 14:31:35 -0500 Report

Glad to see you decided to stay. The lose of a friend is hard to take. You have a lot to say and to help us learn and to learn also. I hope you are feeling better. Patch

2008-10-14 06:56:26 -0500 Report

Thanks Patch,
Your reply was much needed, It is reply's like yours, that makes a
a person feel needed. Thanks again.

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-10-13 13:47:43 -0500 Report

Why are you leaving exactly? There is no pressure to be active every day, or even every week. Why don't you just let it rest for a little while?

:) AmyT

2008-10-14 07:03:17 -0500 Report

Hi Amy,
I guess I was feeling very alone at the time I said I was leaving. I didn't
know how Ill I was when I wrote that,
went the Doctor and found out the next
day how Ill I have become, I am sorry that I made people upset. Yet there are some people that re ally cared bout me leaving. I guess I will take a rest, like you suggested.

sisson 2008-10-13 13:36:46 -0500 Report

Hi Pennyhazelhome
Please don't leave at first I was the same way you just have to keep trying you lean so much from our friends just take one day at a time. Baby steps as the say.

Anonymous 2008-10-13 02:20:55 -0500 Report

This site is great but somethings really need to be done about this friends list issue. There is no way to control all this mass mailing stuff. Everyday I am weeding through stuff I did not want or ask for.

2008-10-13 03:37:05 -0500 Report

Thank you for your reply, I guess I was really feeling down, to say I was leaving. I do feel I have friends here.

sparkysmom 2008-10-13 06:44:37 -0500 Report

You can delete friends you don't want

steadb 2008-10-13 14:28:11 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone. Friends is a big part of the value of the site. We are working on a fix that will allow people to still message more than one friend but not annoy everyone too.

We will have a fix soon and will run it by you via the discussion board.

seawolf1944 2008-10-13 00:48:37 -0500 Report

Hi Pennyhazelhome, Im so happy that,You decided to stay. Everyone is so helpful and friendly here.Sometimes, a simply reply on a discussion will give you an ideal on a discussion subject. Sometimes,a member will need to research a subject in order to give an accurate answer on given discussion. Again,thanks for staying.John

2008-10-13 03:33:49 -0500 Report

Thank you seawolf1944,
I am glad I am staying. I need all of you. I am very sick today and trying to make appt. with the Doctor. Thank you for caring.

Charish 2008-10-12 15:02:26 -0500 Report

Hi Pennyhazelhome,

I feel that that leaving the cmmunity want solve anything it will only create a problem in that a very important part will be missing you.

It takes an entire community to raise a child, a very strange anology to use for this situation, but it also takes and entire community to reach all those that are here on this site. If you leave then a very important part of the body will be missing. Sticking things out can prove to be a fruitful experience only if you stick it out. I have placed post here too, not many but some, that got very little attention at all but it wasn't enough for me to leave and say I'm not needed. I've even written to some that seem to write everybody else except me and it feels as if I were being totally ignored, but I don't allow that or some of the other experiences here stop me from being the person that I am and carrying out my journey here. Trust me when I say to you that you are needed for the body to function.

So think through your decision and don't be discouraged just join in where ever you can and you might be surprised at what will happen.

Take care … Hugs and Kisses

Teresa (Charish)

2008-10-12 15:13:01 -0500 Report

Thank you for the lovely insight, It really hit home with me. I think if I
did leave I would feel alone. Thank you for putting it all in words. I am not leaving the Family, I guess I was not feeling at well today. thanks again

Charish 2008-10-13 15:19:59 -0500 Report

You are more then welcome sweetheart and don't feel that you ever alone here because we have an entire community willing to reach out and love you and help guide you along the way. This is indeed a journey but its one that you have to travel by yourself. And so that you know I'm still learning some things here too…SMILES.

Hugs and Kisses


GabbyPA 2008-10-12 14:12:47 -0500 Report

Hey Penny,

I guess the community is not just about posts and getting responses, but also about reading news, getting ideas and contributing to other discussions.

I have had some that I thought would get a bunch of attention, but never did, while other ones, get a barage of comments. I like reading and commenting just as much as posting...so if you want a break from starting discussions, just join in on the ones that interest you.

Either way, you are part of what makes the community special. You would be missed if you left.

2008-10-12 15:06:40 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby,
You are so right, I never really thought
of what I was getting from being a
part of Diabetic Connect family. Thank you for pointing that out to me. Thanks

Lee Ann - 22107
Lee Ann - 22107 2008-10-12 12:00:10 -0500 Report

Whether or not people respond to a discussion isn't necessarily a reflection of your ability to start one. Whether or not people respond depends on who's online, who sees the discussion, what kind of mood they're in, what kinds of issues are on their minds at that moment. I'm active in several different online 'betes communities, and I rarely start discussions, but that doesn't make my contributions to discussions or the communities any less valuable. a person's "value" within a community is far broader than generating active discussions.

2008-10-12 15:00:40 -0500 Report

Thanks Lee Ann,
I am not leaving now. I guess I was
not feeling really good today, but feeling better now. Thanks again,

morris.js 2008-10-12 11:57:23 -0500 Report

Penny, I'm not quite sure what you are talking about?? One of your discussions, "Always Hungry", Had 267 views and 62 replies…at least the last time I looked. You have got to remember that not everyone sees a new discussion being started unless they go to the most recent tab on the left. And if there are no tags to it that cover the topics they want more info on, then they mat never see it.
So I guess what I am saying, is please do not take it personaly if no one replies. Obviously someone took quite a bit of interest in "Always Hungry".

2008-10-12 14:57:52 -0500 Report

Thanks Morris.js
I guess i wasn't thinking right today.
I should'nt be without Diabetic Connect,
as everyone is making a whole lot of
sense to me. Thanks for explaining these things to me.

PAT L 2008-10-12 09:59:47 -0500 Report


daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2008-10-12 11:22:21 -0500 Report

I have the same problem, I don't know how totart a disscution. But I read many of them and I try to contridute what I can to them. The main thing is that there is so much information on this site and leaving it would not be a good idea. We want you to stay and add to any discussion you can. o don't quit!!!!!!!

Bluebutterfly 2008-10-12 08:41:45 -0500 Report

Don't leave .Keep discussing any thing you want to. At least you get a chance to get it off your shoulder. Go ahead and keep posting.

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