Multiple Needs

By Somoca Latest Reply 2012-03-29 15:11:52 -0500
Started 2012-03-23 14:40:18 -0500

I came across a recent heated discussion regarding DC members branching out to other sites. Although it was frowned upon by some, I see it in this way. We all (hopefully) have more than one friend and that is because different friends fulfill different things in our life.
We are here because we have Diabetes. I or II or Pre, the common factor is the big "D". But we have other things to deal with also. I prefer to discuss my IBS with someone who has that same problem, not someone who can have a Strawberry milkshake and not explode later. Whewww. So it would be reasonable to see why we venture off to other sites for our needs.
Life is not always simple, complexity makes this thing called life worth living.
So…am I wrong?

18 replies

annesmith 2012-03-27 01:43:26 -0500 Report

You aren't wrong at all!!! I often go to this site and a type 1.5 site on Diabetic Daily..nothing against this site..I love it and won't leave, but because of my type..I fall in between type 1 and type 2, I found out a few months ago, I go to the type 1.5 site…in fact, I am SO glad you brought this up…people have a God given right to go to many sites. ANNE

Jan8 2012-03-26 18:05:16 -0500 Report

No not at all wrong. you are free to go on any site at all. Who made these rules? Nobody. i also have multiple problems and go where ever I need to although i like this one the best.

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2012-03-26 11:09:04 -0500 Report

You are so right !!! I started on Diabetic Connect and then I found the other connect sites that pertained to my needs. I go on the others some but mostly I get what I need here. Diabetic connect covers so many different health issues that go along with diabetes and there is always an answer on this site from someone for whatever your need may be. If I can't find what I need on diabetic connect then I go to the site that covers the issue that I need help with. I'm very thankful for Alliance Health.

GabbyPA 2012-03-26 10:25:00 -0500 Report

Not at all. That is why there are so many other connect sites set up. So many of us are multidimensional. I have talked to the member that brought that up and I hope that the understanding is there for them now.

Diabetic Connect was the start of all the other Connect sites. They grew out of expressed needs for the members here and what Alliance Health wanted to offer to help people get together. I often refer folks to the other Connect sites as they are far better equipped to help in certain situations. Shoot, I cannot always give good help here in things I just am not knowledgeable about. I couldn't even imagine where to start for some of the other conditions we have here.

jayabee52 2012-03-23 19:18:28 -0500 Report

I have multiple needs myself. I am on several of the Alliance Health sites because I have those problems. If someone wants to look down on me for having so many different "medical challenges" my answer to that person comes in the form of a middle eastern curse: "May the fleas of 1000 camels infest your nose!"

I agree, I'd much rather commiserate with and get tips from those who are walikng the walk of the challenge with which I am afflicted. It is SO very down to earth and practical when one lives through the vissitudes of a particular condition.

Like Lou, I am on here the most, and usually only go to the other sites when I have some free time from DC or I get a message from someone on that particular site.

Good topic Somoca!

MrsCDogg 2012-03-29 15:11:52 -0500 Report

I also heard a couple old Jewish curses from someone's little mama. May you grow like an onion, with your head in the ground!! May you own a hotel with 100 rooms and dead in every one! Oh and lets not forget..May the Bird of Paradise fly up your nose! May an elephant caress you with his toes! May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose! lol

GabbyPA 2012-03-26 10:26:25 -0500 Report

I always thought they were to infest your armpits? Either way, that is way too many fleas.

Somoca 2012-03-26 10:28:21 -0500 Report

ewwwwe, GABBY!!!. Armpits? really? So itching now…sooo itching, LOL

GabbyPA 2012-03-26 10:40:26 -0500 Report

LOL...I am getting the creep crawlies now. I used to hear it on M*A*S*H where Clinger would evoke that curse. Of course, we don't have a Connect site for flea infestations...yet.

Somoca 2012-03-26 14:52:30 -0500 Report

LMBOOOO… You said "yet". If we ever do, I will remember this conversation, LOL. Jayabee started this. LOL

Type1Lou 2012-03-23 15:12:37 -0500 Report

I am most active here on DC but have also joined Sleep Connect, Depression Connect and Skin Connect because of other problems I'm also dealing with. I also joined Parkinson's Connect because a very dear friend's husband has increasingly debilitating Parkinson's and I hope to get info that can help her better cope with her stress too.

Somoca 2012-03-23 15:24:59 -0500 Report

My mom has Parkinson's also. I try to find out all I can so that I can understand this thing that has taken my mom's body.