What is ok to talk about on the connect sites?

By sheriden Latest Reply 2011-11-14 00:24:59 -0600
Started 2011-11-07 14:48:18 -0600

I am going onto each connect site I belong to ans posting this discussion as I feel it is important for us all. Some people think that if you are having problems and are talking about them and they do not see the subject on say diabetic things they are negative and should not be discussed. I feel that if one is talking about something that is stressful for them it is a diabetic issue because stress is not good for any ill's and with being diabetic stress as well as other ill's tends to bring our BG up. So if coming to your friends and talking helps to releave that stress it is good. I have been in very bad place many times and came to talk to some that I think of as some of my best friends that will get on me if I need it but always in love. And pick me up when I have been down. We also talk about our faith in God and pray for and ask blessings for one another. I will never stop this as the bible tells me if I am ashamed to speak of the Father, Jesus will be ashamed to speak to the father about me and tells me to witness to all I come across that dose not mean I am a bible thump but if I see a chance to help one have faith and that it will help them get through what they are going through you bet I am going to do it. At times I am ashamed to say my faith wavers, it is than that my friends Here on DC AC and other connects have saved me from going over the edge and trying to kill my self. When they remind me who we are in Christ. If we share happy news people who are have a hard time can find something to rejoice in or laugh about that also helps so it is all about why we are here. There are some that are neg, and want to hurt or cause trouble or are self absorbed but that just means they need us more. Thank you all for listening to this as I know it may not be happy time but bel, it can help us all become more positive and help us to feel it is ok to come share any thing we feel we want to share and that there are always people who are here to help or want to rejoice or laugh with you. Blessings to you all all way's. L Sheridan.

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AuntieBear 2011-11-12 23:51:26 -0600 Report

The really awesome thing about the Connect communities is the broad spectrum of people who are members here. Each and everyone of us brings our life experience into the community with us. Those experiences not only help us bond to each other, they help us help each other. What I have gone through may help someone else survive the same sort of problem. What someone else has gone through may help me. We do not know until we all talk about the stuff that happens to us whether it is medical, emotional, spiritual or whatever. I do not see how any illness support group can be narrowed down to just the medical aspects of that illness for the plain and simple fact that external forces can have devastating impacts on our health. In the same manner, those external forces can bring about positive impacts on out health. If we refuse to share that stuff, how can we help each other. This sort of feels like I am rambling and repeating myself. If that is what I am doing, I apologize. I just want to make my point that we need to keep our communities as the kind of places that are open to whatever needs talked about. Just my two cents worth.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-07 20:24:01 -0600 Report

We have diabetes, and that is a big part of our lives. So it stands to reason that if there are things in our lives that are impacting us, we would come here to vent, discuss and get ideas to cope.
Everything we go thru seems to impact our numbers and how we feel, so, of course, we want to talk those things our. I'm sorry if some people don't feel that way, but this is a free country. Take us or leave us!
So I'm with you sheriden…share,share and share some more! We are here!
God Bless, Mickey

sheriden 2011-11-12 01:54:48 -0600 Report

Thanks many of us have other issues some AC just so many things come with others. If I come on and tell you on DC that I am having allot of pain you will know how that is on the diabetic thing. If I tell my friend who has none of these they wont understand as well how one can play on the other, Be it mental or physical it all come's in to play with our healt. Thanks for your support, and blessings to you and God bless.

GabbyPA 2011-11-07 18:35:02 -0600 Report

This site has saved my life many times over. Not just the physical part of it, but knowing that I can come and get help for how I feel or how I am thinking about things. This time of year, depression really can kick in and we are always here to help you though things. We may have diabetes, but we are not 100% diabetes, we have other parts of our lives that are affected by it and that affect it.

sheriden 2011-11-12 01:49:50 -0600 Report

Yes this is what I am saying we get close to others and want to help any one we can. We have or are diabetic, Or AC ect but first we are people and our ills are worse if we have no one who understands these ills them self as it is not possible for someone who dose not have a ill to understand how it work's. With stress depression and on and on. Thanks and blessings to you

jayabee52 2011-11-07 17:26:36 -0600 Report

The way I see it this site, Robin, is a place where people with diabetes talk about our lives with diabetes, and also about our more personal subjects, which may NOT be necessarily be having to do directly with diabetes.

Some posts in the past (Good morning, afternoon. or evening) reminded me of neighbors chatting over the back fence kinds of topics.

I have spoken to many people about the loss of my bride Jem, passing from this life, and my grief over that. That was not directly related to diabetes (even though we were both PWDs) but NO ONE challenged my speaking of that loss and grief.

When someone is happy we cheer for them. When someone is sad we come along side of them and try to comfort them. Not every subject spoken of here has to be directly related to diabetes.

The only discussions which we should avoid is any subject which violates the Terms of Use. (trying to sell something, for instance, or badmouthing a person)

Blessings to you and yours


sheriden 2011-11-12 01:45:19 -0600 Report

I know you have and that is what we should be doing, one way or the other how we are doing can affect any of our ills. And when I was growing up neighbors were still chatting over the fence. Some have said that we are not more than on line friends. How ever I have on line friends as you know jayabee that I would tell things I would never tell any of my contact friends. we have like issues and understand where each are coming from. Blessings Robim

Harlen 2011-11-07 15:29:49 -0600 Report

For me this site is to help any one with a lean towards Diabetics.
I feel that I can talk to any one over any thing
But thats just me ..
Best wishes

sheriden 2011-11-12 01:40:13 -0600 Report

Thanks that is how I feel and juist had to get it out as I have seen some butt chewing going on about we come here because we are diabetic and that is what we should be doing. But like I said we need one another as human friends. I am on allot of connects and get much help when I need it and help when I can.

Harlen 2011-11-12 15:33:53 -0600 Report

If any one needs to talk I am here for you and it dosent need to just be over D
Best wishes

sheriden 2011-11-12 23:33:11 -0600 Report

your wife must be blessed you are so kind. It is nice when you can come on and have someone say I am here for you if you need. God Bless you Harlen. I would talk but right now I am so depressed just on to answer my EM's and go to bed.

Harlen 2011-11-13 12:07:27 -0600 Report

Life is to hard not to have frend you can openly talk too
I am here for you ,when your ready
I was not always so nice lol there are some in this world that would run if they where to see me coming lol lol lol but only one or two left lol lol

sheriden 2011-11-13 15:31:42 -0600 Report

I know what you meen, I woud rather be alone the rest of my life than be with some of my old friends I love them to this day but sometimes people are so nice to others but mean to the ones they are with. It is good that you changed that because it would be ashamed for other's to miss out on who you seem to be today. One day I belive I will find Mr. Nice and not fake. I do want to talk to you as you seem like someone who could be trusted and truthful no matter what. I have a hard time opening up. I have questions I would like answers to. But sometimes these public forms are just not the place. How about EM. Mine Is rjbeaugureau@hotmail.com small Unless you think that is not right. like I said just don't want every one and their brother knowing some things. You be blessed. Robin

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Teresa Rose 2011-11-13 14:16:10 -0600 Report

Harlan, I think you are a very kind and caring person. I think you are someone that anyone can trust to talk to. - ☺

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