I recently wrote a discussion on carbohydrate addiction. It was not my opinion but a scientific fact.
We can get addicted to anything even emotions, such as fear, anger, low self esteem, anxiety and more. Sometimes we seek to reinforce the addictions if we don't realize we actually have the ability to break them. In the case of diabetes, not breaking a carbohydrate addiction can result in a slow and painful death. On this board, I see many people reinforcing each others addictions whether they be carbohydrate or emotional addictions. This is called support by those who do the reinforcing.
When a person needs physical support, you give him a pair of crutches so he can get around.
However when the person's physical disability is healed and he refuses to give up the crutches what has happened to him? The answer is, has become addicted to the response of others to the crutches he uses.
My question to all of you on this board is are you turning the temporary support of this board into a crutch for you, for someone else, by how you respond? It is really quite easy to tell by what a person says, if they are gathering information to help themselves so eventually they can help others (and won't need the crutch) or if they are looking for an on ongoing crutch.
As for me, I am old, I have learned a lot of things and made a lot of mistakes. I have much information to share for those who want to save their lives. I do not find it kind or supportive to
help another diabetic risk the complications that lead to an early and painful death. It would be more kind in my view, to take the chance of offending them if it meant helping them save their lives. What do you think?
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