What Is Happening With This Site??????

By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2016-04-10 12:15:36 -0500
Started 2012-04-06 12:55:16 -0500

OK. I am not a Miss Know It All, but this site is getting ridicoulous when it comes to the ones thinking they do. I thought this site was a learning & sharing experiences. Unless your a "Doctor" don't play one, because you don't know everything & if you are a "Doctor" still don't mean you know it all so don't play like you do… We learn new things about D everyday in our own way…Live Life, NOBODY knows EVERYTHING!!!!!!

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redorangedog 2016-04-10 12:01:55 -0500 Report

Sorry if I posted anything unacceptable. I am new at this site and trying to learn the correct way to post. If I do something wrong just delete.

Yerachmiel 2016-02-01 09:56:16 -0600 Report

BINGO! I tend to post articles from NIH, FDA, Pubmed and similar. I do not endorse them (in fact many of the things I post I regard as far too little data to conclude anything other than it's an interesting idea to investigate realistically) but I post those news articles that someone or ones may grab onto for study or clarity.

I certainly have been accused of offering opionions but I've been involved with pump design and research for 34 years (almost since inception) and sensor technology for about 17. If something I (or anyone else) writes seems to be saying "ONLY I KNOW AND IF YOU DON'T AGREE YOUR INCORRECT" it IS good training for your next visit to doctor, CDE, hospital, etc when you hopefully won't meet that professional who doesn't even look at your records or history but assumes you're a "dumb diabetic who is in trouble for being stupid about taking care of themselves".

I'm certainly guilty of correcting medical "professionals" as a patient - especially when they attempt teaching me about a technology I helped design and produce :-)

smoke 1
smoke 1 2016-01-18 05:46:59 -0600 Report

A wise man told me once, it's what you know after you know everything, that matters in life.

Thucydides 2016-01-17 21:58:55 -0600 Report

Hello Kaiya. I know what you are saying. One had to find a way that works for them AND accomplishes what needs to be done for each of us. Namely, the reduction of Blood Sugar. I have learned a great many things and plan to learn much more before I die at the age of 125 years old. One thing I have learned is that there are many people who know things specifically, and not many who know everything. One would not go to a dentist to fix the transmission o their car knowing that the person is just a dentist and not a backyard mechanic. I find it interesting that in many things we are reluctant to take the advice of experts. I know we have all been duped by some. But, I mean real experts. NOt the ones on TV, to coin a phrase. I find it just stupefying that one would look at facts and ignore the reality. I think for most of us here reality has hit us in one form or another when we were diagnosed with diabetes. The thing that has surprised me the most is that there is inconsistent information and methods to help deal with diabetes. For example, many advocate the complete elimination of carbs. If you can afford that great. And many advocate limiting the intake of carbs. I don't know which is better but I have found one that works for me right now. There will be those that disagree. But it takes time. And time is sometimes the hardest think to understand. I have to realize that there is no one complete answer, minus the fact that we have to lower of Blood Glusose and in a way that is healthy. I see no problem with doing that however one can. At the same time, I want to listen. I do agree that doctors do not know everything. That is true. However, they are suppose to know the latest information or at least where to get it and apply it. For me the best advice was given to me here. do your own research and don't discard it because it does not fit with your life style. We all know about changing life styles. If something sounds fishy, look it up. The good news is that science is coming up with new things all the time. For me, I believe in western medicine. For me, there is no "natural" way to cure diabetes. If that were the case we would all be cured would we not. So, for me, If something sounds too good to be true, it is. If it sounds plausible, then research it honestly. Personally, I would not take anything that is not approved by the FDA. Though that agency may have flaws, it is also important to understand that if you take anything that is not FDA approved, the company does not have to stand behind it. Would you take anything that a company does not back? I would not. So, sometimes the experts are annoying, I know. But beware of those charlatans that provide information easy to hear; they could be the ones that are the most dangerous.

Tiffanystar 2015-08-07 16:02:45 -0500 Report

Hi everyone just to inform you it has taken me years to find out what i can eat and what works and what doesnt my Dr.is wonderful i talk to him he helps and still lets me decide i know my body and sometimes what he says doesnt work so all i can say eveyone has to try hit and miss to find what works for you some food even healthy food do not work for me have to change it know sometimes you just want to pack it all in but do not if you have to write it down test some times i test more than nessary to find out what the food works with me or not good luck everyone

Suzanne Poole
Suzanne Poole 2015-01-29 03:27:20 -0600 Report

Kaiya, well said. Not everything that works for one or some others, WILL work for you! So make a suggestion that it works or does not work for you, BUT…

PeggySue1234 2014-08-27 19:10:53 -0500 Report

In the evening, I get on Diabetic Connect to see what information I might pick up. Certainly not pleasant at all reading where people r bickering instead of learning. Please..help make this a pleasant and learning site. Thanks.

nzingha 2014-07-15 13:23:20 -0500 Report

U know.. people forget how stressed we all get thru this diabetes sickness. Sometimes for no reason at all… I just flip out on people and get very upset over simple things. Then when I look back and ask myself, why, why did I over-react like this? I put it down to that damn beast, the diabetes… that's the culprit. so pls let's just all get along and be more patient with each other. :) (smiling) I have this Italian customer and she was just pissing me off with all her demands. Then I decided to be nice and just play along. We are the best of friends now. I used to curse and say..' this woman is a damn racist. She thinks because I am black she can run me over.' but now having sat with her and exchanged our life stories, I realise.. yes there are cultural differences, but she really is a sweet old lady and I just need to be a little more understanding…it's so much nicer to be nice to people and look and see how they respond..!

Anonymous 2014-05-31 20:25:36 -0500 Report

There are MDs who have specialized in Nutritional Medicine (it does exist) or clued themselves up on nutrition. Do not fall into the same trap you are writing about…

alternative1 2014-05-30 23:06:54 -0500 Report

listen people, i have doctors asking me for advice…not the other way around…they want to know what i know…why..because i have lived it first hand. and they were not taught these things in medical school. not even alternative medicine…i have proven many doctors wrong in there thoughts and ideas. and want other people like you to know how to take charge in your life and do what is needed to beat type 2 diabetes…not just control it…you were not born with this condition…were you?…so why do you accept it…i don't not for a minute…a doctor told me i would be on thyroid medicine the rest of my life…i told him he was full of it…and after 17 years i found a way to get off of it completely!!!!! YOUR DOCTOR IS NOT GOD!!!! so stop treating him like he is…
you ask your doctor how much nutrition he has had…he will tell you probably an hour of his career…you don't go to the dentist for a hair cut do you? then why would you go to an M.D.for nutritional support or advice.

Kalisiin 2015-08-05 08:07:47 -0500 Report

This sounds a bit like the relationship I have with MY endo! She was recommending a course o treatment I did not agree with and I put my foot down. I told her I wanted to TRY Dr. Fung's Intermittent Fasting and a low-carb diet. I told her that something in me was telling me that insulin, right off the bat, was NOT the answer.

She told me she had heard of Intermittent Fasting, but not Dr. Fung specifically…and that she felt "the jury was still out on this" - but she was willing to let me try it…and, as long as I produced good results, we could do this.

I then offered to be her personal case study in these methods. Which she was very happy to have.

So I keep a rigorous food Diary, Activity Log, and Sugar Log for her. So she can see exactly what I am doing, and what results I am getting.

It was good to have an open-minded doctor who was willing to let me try something different, and who is apparently willing to learn somethign herself.

Maybe she will try recommending this to other patients if I continue to get good results. So maybe it will eventually help many more people.

Suzanne Poole
Suzanne Poole 2015-01-29 03:38:59 -0600 Report

I have to say BRAVO for getting off the meds and "Curing" yourself.
But what you forget is WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT and not all DIABETES IS THE SAME!
I have looked into HOLISTIC healing for Diabetes. We eat (Almost) a vegetarian diet where we grow ALL our veg and hunt and fish where there are not freak of nature and pollution animals.
My husband is the Diabetic, and has AGENT ORANGE INDUCED DIABETES.
He was in the Marines during Nam and was sprayed with Agent Orange right along with the other Warriors and Vietcong. They used AO to defoliate the jungles so the enemy could not hide as well. But under the trees and crud that they sprayed AO on was our own men! All these years later the Vet's have developed Diabetes and there is really only one connection. AGENT ORANGE!
So this type is Chemically induced and is NOT ORGANIC. what you do for your Diabetes will not work for everyone. And you have to remember as people READ what you write. They can not hear the different pitches in your voice to hear the emotion behind what you say. So think about not just what you type, but HOW you type it. What will your readers read?

redorangedog 2016-04-10 12:15:36 -0500 Report

My husband and I were both in Viet-Nam and sprayed with Agent Orange too many times. We both suffer from the side affects in different ways. Hope the Blue Water Sailors benefit bill will help all that were affected.

Kalisiin 2015-08-05 08:10:51 -0500 Report

Suzanne, YOUR emotion is coming through loud and clear.

I had never heard of Agent Orange inducing diabetes before, but it does not totally surprise me. That stuff was really bad news.

I can hear the anger, the hurt, and the pain in your words. I am sorry for what you are going through.

alternative1 2015-01-29 04:02:45 -0600 Report

Your all completely wrong. Type 2 diabetes is curable…and with all of the same results.
DETOX, people. …that's the key…get your liver working again…it's too fatty…cleanse it…and feed your cells with nutrition. …I just gave you the cure…now go forward…

Kalisiin 2015-08-07 09:07:10 -0500 Report

Diabetes is a lifelong condition. t is not curable. "Cured" would mean we could go back to doing what we were doing before diagnosis. We can't. Not that many of us would actually want to anyway…now that we are used to our healthier bodies and lifestyles.

Diabetes can be put into remission, and be managed with diet and exercise alone, yes…BUT IT CANNOT BE CURED.

There may come a time when Type 1 can be cured, there are some promising studies being done.

And who knows? With gene therapy, it may eventually become possible to repair the damaged genes that lead to Type 2.

But as o right now, diabetes cannot be cured…only managed…and put into remission. Which is the goal of most of us here.

But "in remission" is not "cured" - we would always be a few poor choices away from being right back on the Metformin/insulin.

Scared ****less
Scared ****less 2016-01-20 15:42:43 -0600 Report

Well answered as a reversey its harder to manage cause I really have to be on top of it cause I dont have tbat safty blanket meaning meds bottom line once a diabetic always a diabetic

GabbyPA 2015-03-07 08:20:27 -0600 Report

I tried a detox for my liver last year and it did very little for me. I have been going even lower carb and that has done more for my numbers. Is that also a form of detox?

Nikita007 2015-03-01 08:16:50 -0600 Report

Amen! Just what I needed to hear this morning. I just recently switched doctors because of the aforementioned pitfalls. When I asked the first doctor a nutritional question, he very sarcastically replied: I'm not a nutritionist, but I could Google it. Now I have a doctor with an integrative medical background (a DO), AND I am going to an ND who specializes in Diabetes care. I was diagnosed in late January this year, and went from a BG of 385 to 85 in 31 days. Now that I'm exercising more, my blood sugars are bouncing around a little. I look forward to tightening up my nutrition so I can get off the meds. Already dropped the statin and the Lisinopril.

urquidi2015 2015-09-11 20:21:11 -0500 Report

Good to hear you are doing better . I am still on Lisinopril and metformin. Hope to one day come off of these meds with the help of the Lord and lots of good nutrition along side of exercise .

Pegsy 2015-08-07 19:05:45 -0500 Report

Congrats on dropping the meds you have so far. Your experience is similar to mine and why I am about to see a new doctor. Sheesh!

Flutterkick 2015-08-04 10:54:33 -0500 Report

Bravo, Nikita! Thank you for sharing your amazing success. Very inspiring. You were smart to seek out people who could give you qualified nutrition advice, and it has paid off big-time.

Congratulations on your success, both with the diabetes, and getting off other meds.

Suzanne Poole
Suzanne Poole 2015-01-29 04:55:35 -0600 Report

Alternative1, thanks for the input. We are trying that and more. But after 18 years, It's still there… So on to the next "FAD."

IamBubbely 2014-07-30 12:06:25 -0500 Report

What you are saying is right..but it's how it's written…lol. Everyone may not be as educated about D as you or maybe they don't have the willpower that you have. I research for myself and my doctor and I discuss my treatment. All people are not the same. I cannot tell you what to say or how to say it..PATIENCE…EMPATHY..CONSIDERATION works better…BLESSINGS TO ALL!!

Kalisiin 2015-08-05 08:18:04 -0500 Report

I have said almost from Day One I have been on DC…that diabetes is NOT a one-size-fits-all condition…and neither should our treatments be one-size-fits-all.

I had some background before my own diagnosis, working as a medical biller/coder for a nephrologist who deals with patients who have not managed diabetes very well.

I had, therefore, significant medical knowledge and background in this area, but I would never pretend to be a doctor, I am not qualified, and did not have the schooling required.

I know that certain things GENERALLY seem to work for all, or at least most, of us.

But, just as an example…we talk a lot here about low-carb diets and how fat is not really bad for you. For most of us this is true, but or someone who has pancreatitis, this could be deadly! For THEM…fat IS bad. Just an example of how what works for one diabetic might be exactly the wrong treatment for a different diabetic.

jayabee52 2014-07-30 17:26:12 -0500 Report

I agree with you Bubbely, Alt 1 does seem rather condescending. Others have remarked about this as well.

nzingha 2014-04-13 16:24:54 -0500 Report

Wow.. what's happening here..? can we all just get along..lol… U r right we don't know it all and each person brings useful and needed information. No need for us to get upset.

Kalisiin 2015-08-07 09:11:27 -0500 Report

People get upset when other people give patently false information…like the notion that Type 2 is curable. It is NOT.

fancyfree 2014-04-11 16:46:30 -0500 Report

Sorry you feel that way. You make me feel as tho I don't want to be on this site anymore. Hope I don't sound like a KNOW IT ALL but you do sound very stressed.

jayabee52 2014-04-11 17:14:55 -0500 Report

Howdy FF. Please do not leave. Sometimes nerves get frazzled but all in all this is a very peaceful site. There is a lot of inspiration, comfort and information here and I would hate for anyone to miss out on that.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

LadyJ910 2014-04-24 11:15:31 -0500 Report

I love that saying you have at the end of your posts… May I steal/borrow it? Lol
I usually say God Bless, but what you say just really hits it for me.. Thank you!

fancyfree 2014-04-11 17:29:45 -0500 Report

Nope, I'm not leaving. Maybe what we all should do is begin our ideas & suggestions by say "This is what works for me, but it might not work for you". Then maybe some people will not take suggestions the wrong way. Just a thought. Have a happy day everyone.

Flutterkick 2015-08-04 10:58:52 -0500 Report

You make such a great point, Fancy. While something might work well for one person, it's anecdotal evidence to others.
So I think it's important that we take care to express our ideas in a way that is not telling others the "right way" to do diabetes management.
Thank you.

Kalisiin 2015-08-07 09:13:21 -0500 Report

Indeed. Diabetes is not a "one-size-fits-all" condition…so why should our treaments be one-size-fits-all?

Besides, as a woman, I KNOW the lie of "one size fits all"

sewblessed 2014-04-09 07:23:25 -0500 Report

I am somewhat new here and I don't usually say much but I came to ask a simple question and next thing I know I am in a situation I did not ask to be in. No I am no doctor nor do I pretend to be and to have someone assume and judge me upsets me and makes me think twice about asking a question here. There are some who think they know it all and think they are helping by pre judging and assuming when they do not have the facts or whole story. I am not a mean person but I will stand my ground when need be over hurtful comments or a someone being sarcastic to me. If you can't answer a question without being so harsh don't attempt to offer advice. I come to learn, make friends, share my story, encourage and uplift people , not judge or say things to make them feel ignorant.. Hope this did not offend anyone, Lord knows I did not mean too.

GabbyPA 2014-04-09 09:35:01 -0500 Report

Respect it what needs to be part of our discussions with each other. Please make sure that you let the administration know if someone is not treating you the way you deserve. The only way we can stop this kind of activity is to know when it's happening. I am sorry you have had to go through that kind of treatment.

sewblessed 2014-04-09 17:52:42 -0500 Report

This post I made here Gabby was not aimed at anyone in particular because if it was I would have called names. I am so disappointed in this that I regret ever asking the queston all together. I was stating what happened to me( NO NAMES) and then (HE) posted and you can see where this lead. If you read on down others were stating about the same issues and I was responding to their messages. I have a right to post my oponion like anyone else does . Do I need to leave and forget I ever came here???

GabbyPA 2014-04-11 07:30:03 -0500 Report

We never want to loose people because of a few run ins along the way. I know I have rubbed members the wrong way and have been rubbed as well. It's is the nature of communication, things get lost in the "translation" sometimes or people are just having a bad day. For me, the easiest thing to do is just refrain from adding to the problem. I'm not always 100% successful in those efforts, but I don't let the few make me feel that I have to leave. I learn so much from people here, it is well worth putting up with some who seem to just want to be argumentative or "right".

Kalisiin 2015-08-07 09:15:50 -0500 Report

LOL, I think all of us here have been rubbed the wrong way by someone…and probably also have rubbed someone else the wrong way.

The Internet is not often a civil place to begin with, and it is made all the harder by the fact that TONE is not well conveyed by text.

jayabee52 2014-04-09 10:07:17 -0500 Report

Do I dare attempt to defend myself? For I am the person whom she didn't like my answer to her. When she complained in the discussion she posted here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu... I attempted to apologize, She did not accept it since she is complaining about it here. So I backed off and posted nothing else on that discussion, even when she admitted that she was under a tremendous amount of stress I bit my tongue and swallowed a response, hoping that she'd cool off.

I deeply regret answering her post at all and sincerely did not intend to cause offence.

Plus the harshness of her replies both here and there on her original post has offended me. She makes judgments of my motives which I believe are not accurate. I meant no disrespect to her.

I don't know what more I can say in this situation so I will probably say nothing. Perhaps maybe even stop posting for a while. .

urquidi2015 2015-09-11 20:45:07 -0500 Report

I have o agree with what RebDee stated about you and lady Valentine. You both are gems and I so look forward to both your posts . You guys - rock !

RebDee 2014-12-29 20:04:08 -0600 Report

James Baker: I think you are the best. I have learned so much from you and your lady Valentine. If I ask a question that I think is dumb, you have always given me an answer that is smart. Keep it up. I like having you as my DC Friend.

GabbyPA 2014-04-09 10:20:10 -0500 Report

Oh the magic of the screen. It does make communication harder on some levels. Sometimes the best thing to do is walk away. I have to do it quite often.

RebDee 2014-12-29 20:06:12 -0600 Report

Sometimes when you write something and can't hear the inflexion of the voice, you don't know really how it is said and make your own assumptions. If you yell, you write in CAPITAL LETTERS, and if you are feeling good, you dont. I have made a lot of good DC Friends on this group and plan to stay for a long time.

jayabee52 2014-04-09 16:48:31 -0500 Report

Gabby, I guess I will do just that and not respond directly to her then. I've had to do it with others here on DC and I can do it again.

VaHermit 2014-03-15 16:45:47 -0500 Report

One reason I stopped coming here…"people who think they have all the answers OR answers they think apply to everyone". we are all different with the same or similar Diabetes 1 or 2. Everyone as far as i know or have read react differently to the same foods, treatments and even words/comments. Hard as I try to not let words hurt…I cannot…they dig in and keep digging. I hope those who are upset can learn as I try to that it is not directed at you and everything said here should be researched and NOT taken as gospel…like one lady said NO ONE knows it all.

GabbyPA 2014-03-16 11:39:30 -0500 Report

I hope that you let us know if there are people who are attacking or hurting you. We really try to keep the site friendly and helpful.
It is true, the discussions are places where we share our opinions, experiences and thoughts. They are not gospel for sure and they are our own experiences.

If you want more expert advice, we do have other areas, such as our articles, Understanding diabetes and ask the experts. Those areas are not opinions like the discussion area.

Kalisiin 2015-08-07 09:18:44 -0500 Report

Words can and do hurt. I think a lot of people do not seem to understand that some people really just do not have that "thick skin" thing.
Me, I never accept blatant disrespect. It isn't that I can't accept it…it's that I WON'T.

locarb 2013-10-04 17:09:31 -0500 Report

What's so funny about what you posted is that it's true. I caution people all the time about taking advice, no matter how well intended, from anonymous parties. I do agree this site should be for a community of shared interests, experiences and resources…but I also agree, as noted elsewhere, there are far, far better sites.

nzingha 2013-08-30 20:38:16 -0500 Report

I've been away from this site for a long time. dont know why but I kinna lost interest and have more interest on the Diabetes Daily site on FB. But I think I need to come back because I do learn a lot more from this site, more serious discussions and real people.

JadeyJ 2013-08-18 19:07:49 -0500 Report

to be quite honest, i have found more helpful information from fellow diabetics than any nutritionist or dietician ive got advice from. They all seem to want me to have ridiculously high carb meals which resulted in stagnamt BGs, since follwing tips from other diabetics here i have reduced my BGs over 200 points.

GabbyPA 2013-08-21 19:04:53 -0500 Report

Boy do you have that right. I did take a class by a diabetic educator that was 9 weeks long and I learned a LOT from them, but almost everything else I learned here from our members. They are a great bunch of people that really have helped me so much.

Kalisiin 2015-08-07 09:21:48 -0500 Report

Amen. Even my own Dietician was allowing 160.5 grams of carbs a day. I since cut that to 60-90 a day and she is okay with it.

I still say the ADA and AADE are propped up and supported by the people who stand to make a profit by keeping us sick and in need of their expensive medications.

They want us to be JUST WELL ENOUGH to stay alive, so we can continue to be a revenue stream for them…but they DO NOT want us well enough to totally avoid complications…and to be able to not need their expensive medications.

Follow the money.

JSJB 2013-08-17 17:43:56 -0500 Report

I do not think this is a know it all site. Since I joined over 2 yrs ago I have learned a lot. The secret to learning about D is to read what other people have experienced and passed on through this site. I will continue to read posts on this site and say thank you to the people who pass on the information.

cizzy21 2013-06-17 15:08:35 -0500 Report

So far I haven't run into any know-it alls, and if I do, then I will move on to another post. If some of the people on this site aren't supportive and respectful, then I don't argue with them or say anything back to them. I'm here for encouragement, support, and respect for my fellow friends. So if anyone does not treat me or somone else that way, then that is their problem, not mine! Hope everyone will stay positive and let's all just get along! :)

Turtle 2013-06-08 00:45:58 -0500 Report

I agree. Support and learning…also friendship is what I have always thought this site to be about.

lorider70 2013-05-10 12:11:38 -0500 Report

I'll read anything and everything I can that may help me deal with D a little better. Some things I agree with and will try them; others i may discount for whatever reason and move on. I will not knock anyone for their opinion, nor do I expect them to knock me. If that should ever happen; I'll just stop reading that person's posts. That's the beauty of an open forum.

Hopester 2012-05-10 22:35:52 -0500 Report

Hi everyone. Reading this discussion I see a common bond emerge that is two-fold: helping each other and caring. I like that… a lot. I was here a year ago and had to leave until I could afford to get back on-line. I missed this site b/c I found so many wonderful, caring people. THAT is what draws me here. This discussion is good, and needed among those who participated so far. There are people, (wishfully not) who seem to get a rush from agitating. Last year there was a huge problem that was resolved, but left several, one in particular, very wounded… for a while. Get more than two people relating to one another and a problem may well crop up. Kudos to you, Gabby, ever the peace-maker, and to everyone genuinely concerned. Maybe that's the point: we ARE concerned for each other, but not everyone is there with us. Kaiya, your opinion is just as valuable as everyone's here. When someone would thoughtlessly hurt me, my mom would say, "Consider the source." Took me years to figure out what she meant, but she was right. I hope we'll all heal and rise above this offense. Kaiya, if you hurt, we hurt. Having just been "awarded" the OPINIONATED badge a couple days ago, this makes me want to be even more caring about the words I use, here or anywhere. I'm glad you stayed with us, Kaiya. I so hope you'll be able to leave this behind you as you work through it. Bottom line: this is a family, and YOU are part of us. Consider the source, sweetheart, and let the brain-dead bury the brain-dead. OK with you? One last opinion… I love the way each of you rallied around Kaiya. That's what's so cool about being here.

Kats49 2013-05-31 17:03:13 -0500 Report

You are an inspiration to me. I lived alone after my hubby passed in 2004. Quite literally became a different person. Got depression got on meds. Gained 40 pds…struggled with weight all my life…diagnosed type 2 diabetic…I got grumpier. It never affected my job or no one told me…I taught school grades 6-9th. Loved my job. This site and all of the open forums have kept me sane. My son and his family moved in to my home in 2010. I had some major health issues that prevented me from getting all my housework and yard work accomplished. I agree with you all of us are part of a family of diabetics and as such we need to stay focused on helping each other. We can get the $%^# anywhere else. Ty

mysteria7130 2012-04-11 12:02:04 -0500 Report

Your right. No-one knows eeverything. But do not critisize people on what they write. They put down things that may or may not work for you. Everyone is different. One thing may work for a few but not all. They are just giving their point of view. I hope and pray that you are doing well. Thank you for your point of view. I do understand it. Bless you always.

Kalisiin 2015-08-07 09:25:51 -0500 Report

I have learned more from fellow diabetic here than I have from medical "professionals."
I knew, from the minute I was diagnosed, I wanted to find other diabetics and learn from them…after all, they had been LIVING WITH THE CONDITION I NOW HAD.
That was how I found DC. Looking for fellow diabetics…so that I could pick their brains.

I have learned a lot, and an happy to share what I have learned with others…but I still have much to learn myself.

As I said once to Type 1 Lou, who has been living with this for 39 years…I am Luke Skywalker to your YODA!! May I be your padawan learner?

He kindly accepted me as such.

kaiya2465 2012-04-11 12:21:16 -0500 Report

My post is not critisizing anyone in particular, it is stating that honestly "no one knows everything, but sometimes act like they do, not everything we may read or hear is the gospel…that is all I am trying to get across, is that we should not come across in our words like we know everything & everyone else is wrong…Like alot of people say "what works for you may not work for me & vice versa.

Best Wishes to you, & thank you for your reply.

kaiya2465 2012-04-10 21:49:00 -0500 Report

I finally figured out what is happening…we have 5 yr olds fighting over a toy on the playground, or playing who is king or queen of the mountain!!!!!

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