This sight is a joke!

By DulaxTrainer Latest Reply 2013-11-09 23:36:55 -0600
Started 2013-09-17 18:33:31 -0500

I wrote a post awhile back ago and I get no response … But yet others post after me and get replies back! What does it take to get the supposed support that this forum claims to give!

10 replies

jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-09 23:36:55 -0600 Report

Hey! I just joined this site today and I've been replying to people all night because it's been so much fun so far. So I just wanna let you know that I love to help people and if you wanna vent or just want to talk you can message me whenever you like! I love meeting new people and I love helping people. :)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-09-22 20:46:45 -0500 Report

Hey DulaxTrainer,

I have a habit of not paging through the discussions very far. I stay on the first page or two, and don't always take the time to go to the third page, and so on. So I miss a lot of great discussions. I will make a note to explore further so I don't miss out on the other gems.

Glad you are here, my friend!


GabbyPA 2013-09-20 12:44:17 -0500 Report

I read your other post here and see you were just having a really crappy day. We all have those and sometimes we vent here. Most of us feel the way you do at one time or another.

Support comes but you also have to be supportive. It's a two way road and sometimes the traffic is not as high as you would like it to be and that road feels lonely. You will find friends here as you make yourself open to them.

Frustration in doing what you know is right and still not getting to the goal you desire is hard. But if you are doing what you know to be best for you, it will pay off in the end. It's the in between that gets messy. Keep on pressing forward, doing what works, and being brave enough to try something different every now and then to see what happens.

We are here for you. What you may want to do it start us some one on one friendships through the email here and develop a personal support that way.

MrsCDogg 2013-09-20 12:20:56 -0500 Report

The best thing to do if you don't like the site is to go find another site that suits you better.

DulaxTrainer 2013-09-22 12:43:31 -0500 Report

MrsCDogg … If you read my 2nd post you will see that I had apologized for being so rude, and that I was venting out my feelings. I was having a really BAD day/ week for that matter, and I posted something in haste, because I had posted in a different topic, which had no replies … And had seen other topics being replied to, so I was frustrated and posted a Nasty Response to how I was feeling.

KG66 2013-09-19 10:19:05 -0500 Report

It all depends on the topic… If nobody has an opinion or nobody has experienced anything like that they can't help you. I've had quite a few discussions that I haven't gotten replies too or very little replies. I never really thought anything of it…

Type1Lou 2013-09-18 15:10:37 -0500 Report

I would respectfully suggest that you lose the attitude. I saw this post after I replied to your previous post…some of us don't get on here as often nor as regularly as we'd like to. IMHO, this is a GREAT site with a caring membership…sorry you're feeling so stressed out…stress can be a factor which raises your BG…get a grip!

DulaxTrainer 2013-09-18 16:09:42 -0500 Report

Type1Lou … You are right about my attitude, I do apologize for that. Yesterday was a very awful day for me and I guess I just needed to vent somehow and someway. Most often in time, I feel so alone, and feel like no one gives a rip about it, meaning my true friends. For me it's very tough to deal with all these diseases I have, and not really have any support system for myself. Almost 16 years ago I October, I had donated part of my pancreas and kidney. That family doesn't contact me anymore due to some personal conflicts we had. When I got sick after the surgery I had many illnesses I suffer from pancreatitis very often due to the surgery of donating.

I do follow a very strict diet. I allow myself a total of 120 carbs a day. I log everything in a app called Diabetes Buddy. I also use the app called Calorie King. My doctor and diabetes specialist say I'm very organized when I come in, because I have everything logged from my blood glucose, my blood pressure, medications, weight, carbs & calorie intake. I just get so frustrated because I follow everything to a T, yet I can't seem to control my BS.

Type1Lou 2013-09-19 08:12:50 -0500 Report

The best you can do…is the best you can do. I would venture to say that none of us have perfect readings. For example, yesterday morning, I had the same breakfast I always have, entered the carbs into my pump and dosed appropriately. 2 hours later, I felt a hypo, tested and my BG was 63…go figure!…I ate a small piece of hubby's birthday cake and by lunchtime, my BG was 269!…(I don't always follow my own advice to eat a fast-acting carb like glucose tabs and the results speak for themselves.) By dinner, I was back in normal range and at bedtime, it was 82. Woke up with a BG of 83 this morning. Just keep on testing and adjusting. I've forgotten whether you're taking multiple injections or are using a pump…I;ve only pumped for the last 2 of my 37 years with diabetes and am loving it! It helps keep me steadier and actually reduced my insulin requirements while giving me better control. Wishing you well!

Sherelle112 2013-09-17 19:59:37 -0500 Report

Hello! I saw your previous post, but I don't have many highs and lows so… I don't know if this will help. But when I went to my diabetes classes they told us to stick to 45 carbs per meal (including snacks) but personally I don't come close most meals!! Make sure you test often bc all carbs ARE no created equal in my book. I can eat 2 rice cakes @ 11 carbs each & they make me shoot up!!!! But I can eat a protein bar that tastes like candy & stay normal. Ive also learned that it's perfectly ok to have a meat & veggie for dinner & not have the rice or Mac n cheese!! As much as I LOVE THIS SITE I've learned that diabetes is a SUPER personal disease and our bodies are so different. I dropped my a1c almost 8 pts in the first 3 months & I think it has a lot to do with the low carb diet & being strict. It sucked. It was hard. I cried. I pouted. But I learned 2 very important things… I am stronger than i ever thought. 6 months ago when I was diagnosed I wanted to give up & die!!! Secondly, theres no greater feeling than taking care of ME!!! I know it's hard as crap, so I get the overwhelming feeling… But I promise IT GETS BETTER!!! Do I still get upset when I I want something I shouldnt have? HELL YES!!!! But after I think of how far I've come it puts things in perspective!! I def treat myself occasionally, but I feel soooo much better than when my BG was 570!!!! I've also lost 50 lbs which has helped with management!!!
Good luck to you!!! Hang in there!!!!!!

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