An Open Opinion Discussion

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-03-25 23:08:07 -0500
Started 2010-03-02 11:46:51 -0600

Which method is effective in combating Diabetes ?

Does Awareness, Education and Action, or Kindness, Sensitivity and Compassion combat Diabetes ?

Many may say both, but that is not the question at hand.

What are the methods of choice in the medical community and why ?

After causing such a stirring debate and controversy, being branded and accused of being non caring and insensitive towards people and the complications resulting from Diabetic Neglect, Death and Dying (both facts of life), and the personal choice to either control diabetes or let it control you,
I ask this question, how do you feel about this ?

I would recommend and prefer that responsive comments on this subject be posted using the, " Anonymous," avatar feature to ease the chance of directional animosity towards those who may decide to respond to this.


59 replies

MAYS 2010-03-25 20:18:35 -0500 Report

Hey Roy,

Thanks for the story, after being criticized in the past for my comments and discussions being to harsh, it's nice to know that someone believes in the harshness and reality of diabetes.
Those who want to disbelieve in the harshness of diabetic neglect need to do a search on the internet and see the gross, gruesome photos and read the horror stories being told by the victims themselves of lost loved ones, blindness, amputations, pains and complications of the heart, liver, kidneys, mobility issues, the list is endless. ask the other victims, those that lost that loved one who either didn't care, wouldn't listen or just kept putting it off until tomorrow !

When diabetes wins, you lose, reality hurts but it doesn't always have to, it's up to you !


Roy531 2010-03-25 21:04:11 -0500 Report

The really sad part is I know others that are ignoring it, I have talked and told them what can happen but it does no good, it's like they don't care, but when something happens to them it will be too late, then they will asked me why didn't you tell me this could happen. And I've been telling them every chance I get. They just won't believe.

tink2707 2010-03-25 22:29:19 -0500 Report

roy, that's sadly very true. you can tell someone and tell someone what can happen but until they are ready to face the cold hard facts of reality they wont listen to you.

i didnt care about my diabetes for a long time. and now though im gaining good control of my sugars, and they're getting closer and closer to normal, i have just found out i have the beginning stages of neuropathy in my feet.

Mays, you have helped me with your posts, sometimes it takes someone disconnected from the situation a little to say something that can be construed by some as cold and uncaring to make some of us see reality.

Roy531 2010-03-25 20:01:39 -0500 Report

I have thought about this long and hard. Some people need a good slap in the face or a knock in the head to get them to wake up to what is wrong with them I wrote in another discussion about a friend who didn't takes it serious, he died a few years back, he just thought all he needed to do is give himself a shot and that would fix it, he drank heavly ate whatever he wanted and it killed him. They think he got so drunk he over medicated cause when they got him to the hospital his blood sugar was a 10, he was in a coma for a few days before he died. I wish I could have knocked him in the head to convince of what he needed to do. People need to be told how the cow ate the cabbage up front and what will happen if you don't take care of it. That is sometimes what it takes to wake them up and others will just blow it off thinking it can't happen to me. I have seen it happen and believe me it is real and it is not going away. You need to be told the truth

Alyssa512 2010-03-25 19:20:28 -0500 Report

that's a no brainer! education, awareness and action. i am still learning the idea of being a diabetic and have no clue what i am doing and the doctor says my sugars are too high and until i put my foot down i will be regreting it later like by losing a foot, kidney, vision, heart attack and my mind, really he says bad blood sugars can cause mood swings.
know whats wrong with you, get a clue as to what to do and what the heck you can eat cause i cant eat anything it seems, and do what you got to do. im not loosing a piece of me over this mess.

MAYS 2010-03-25 19:40:08 -0500 Report

I love your attitude !
Although it's a no brainer, many people don't get it or take diabetes and it's complications seriously until there are major complications.
Why wait when you can control it now ?


Deb-G 2010-03-04 14:21:44 -0600 Report

Sometimes its not the information itself received, but in the delivery of it that people find insulting, or degrading…someone else has this same delivery issue…I often wonder if you are lecturing us? or yourself? I am guessing there are alot of internalized issues at play here as well…

I think we need a catagory for negativity and then it can all go in there :D

Wishing you all a healthy day :)

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-03-04 05:20:22 -0600 Report

I've been thinking about this for a couple days now, and appreciate the opportunity. I hate conflict, but through open discussion and self-examination (what's MY role/responsibility in this?) good often results.

So, Mays, I want to apologize to you for the two - or maybe three - times I've gotten snarky with you in one of my responses to your posts. We got off on the wrong foot - in thinking about all this, I realize that I've been judging you somewhat harshly since your early post threatening to leave the site. I get pissy sometimes and for that I apologize.

I ask you, in turn, to think about YOUR responsibility in all this. What lessons have you learned from what people have told you here?

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-03 18:37:37 -0600 Report

One thing that I hate about talking over the computer or texting is that we can't hear eachother's voice. I am a smart-ass alot and joke around, and sometimes people can't decipher whether or not I am serious or not and I have some friends like that and I can't tell with them sometimes and, well it's a pain in the butt sometimes.
The tone of someones voice says alot; you can say almost anything that can be taken different ways all by the tone of the voice. I don't know what Mays sounds like, so who's to say if she is spitting in my face and using a sharp tone or is using a genuine, calm tone? I can't say one way or another because I haven't talked with her over the phone, however I like to believe it to be a genuine voice…why else would someone take the time to look up information to reply to a question or to start a discussion unless they truly cared and wanted to help? That's what I have experienced with Mays and of course I can only speak for myself.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and we have a right to voice it and listen with no judgement. This is just how I think, so I thought I would voice that. I'm not really big on speaking my mind and it takes alot when I do..maybe I shouldn't be reading these discussions like this - I hate seeing people fight - or argue - whatever you want to call it.
I love everyone here that I have come across; you are my "diabetic family".

With lots of love
Danielle :)

kdroberts 2010-03-03 09:44:28 -0600 Report

I'll throw my 2c in here and since there has been finger pointing already I'll do some back.

Personally, I don't care who you are, if you post anonymously, if you fill in your profile, if you are diabetic or anything else really. If the info you post is good and useful I have no quibble. Unfortunately I think the amount of threads you start is not helpful because there is no time between them for useful discussion and within a few hours they are off the page and most people will miss them. People looking for something specific may find them if they search but the casual browser will miss most of what you post. I am also unsure if you really understand what you post. I haven't seen many informational posts from you that haven't been a cut and paste job from another website. I do give you credit for posting the links because a lot of people cut and paste without to give the impression that it's their own work. Lastly, I don't know if all the discussions you start are really relevant. A good example is the nestle product website you posted. That is a very specific website that contains products that are not all available to the home market or even in the country people are in. It's not particularly useful to see a product that you may have no chance of ever getting.

That being said, I think some people are being too hard on you. The same group of a few members seems to gang up on posters regardless of the information they post and attack. When somebody answers back to them they play the victim and get personal. They have done it to me, they are doing it to you, they have done it to other posters as well and I'm sure they will do it to others in the future. I wouldn't worry about it.

Anne56 2010-03-03 09:57:32 -0600 Report

Personally, I am glad that you posted. This is a really thoughtful and specific response. I believe it answers what Mays was asking. I also think that your response represents many others on this site (me, for one). Together, that makes 4 cents worth! Regards, Anne

Anonymous 2010-03-03 00:33:46 -0600 Report

It saddens me as I read some of these threads. What is going on with the negative remarks and the making fun of? DC has been my support for some time now and I don't want this foolishness, childish behavior to chase me away. I have enough of that in my world outside. I thought this was a safe place to let it hang with pleasant, accepting people, but you are all starting to show me otherwise. Please don't prove me wrong and be the loving, caring, accepting people that I know you to be.
I write and ask this with so much love.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-02 22:40:25 -0600 Report

For me, well I am probably one of the few that have needed that slap in the face reality check filled with knowledge and understanding and also awareness of what could happen to me if I let myself go. I am not like alot of others, I guess. I mean before I didn't care about myself, than I started feeling pain from the neuropathy and that was one alarm but not enough.My mom told me about a friend of hers that I know who's kidneys are starting to fail because of uncontrolled sugars and that's when I started looking on the internet for as much information but found this site instead, and I am so blessed that I did. I've gotten from here everything that I have never received before…A great family and awesome friends that have given me tips and advice, information, knowledge, love, encouragement, acceptance…There's so much more I get from everyone here on DC, those are words, not feelings; I have never taken or even cared to take care of myself until I joined DC. So I thank everyone of you here.
Sorry, I went on another one of my rambling episodes again. I hope I got the point I was trying to make across.

:) Danni

Anne56 2010-03-03 12:05:36 -0600 Report

First: I love you, Danni! What a sweetheart you (always!) are to me — and many others, no doubt.

I just want to make a point about the point you make (got that?!) which is this: I am one way, then another. Sometimes I am so motivated and therefore doing all the "right" things for myself. Suddenly, I will need a slap! At times, I need a little nudge, but at others, only a slap will do! Believe me, I get it! -Anne

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-04 19:54:43 -0600 Report

Sorry if I offended anyone. I didn't mean to and I wasn't directing my comment towards anyone. That's why I don't like to speak my opinion/mind. Please don't take offense. . .it was just how I feel, it doesn't mean anything.

Anne56 2010-03-04 21:01:47 -0600 Report


I am lost! I don't understand your post to my response.
I was TOTALLY agreeing with what you stated earlier/ I also feel as though I need a "slap" of hard, cold reality now and then. That's what I meant by "I get it"… meaning that I get what you wrote.

I have never read a single post from you that could be considered offensive by anyone!

My sincerest apologies for writing something so unclear as to cause dismay.

Your fan,

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-04 21:08:47 -0600 Report

Aww Anne, my bad! I meant to put that under my post below. I didn't think what you said was offensive at all; I understand how you were agreeing with me. Sorry about that Anne!

rankearl 2010-03-02 21:43:26 -0600 Report

her i go again compassion kindness empathy education life skills all help with diabetes and yes support is the best one that is why im here thanks everyone i love you all ((HUGS)) julie

Anonymous 2010-03-02 20:47:16 -0600 Report

You can be shown love and affection but that's not going to make your pancreas start working again and it's not going check your blood sugars for you and take your medicine, but it does help when you feel so alone in the world of diabetes.
You need knowledge to know what you are dealing with and what the effects of UNCONTROLLED diabetes can cause. Having that knowledge will encourage you to take care of yourself.
You need to take action next. You can have all of the knowledge in the world, doesn't mean your brain is going to do the work for you. You need to do the work, not your doctor, not you nutritionist, not anybody but yourself.
With all of this comes responsibility. Responsibility to accept and receive information and to act and live responsibly. If you don't take action than you can't complain when you have complications. I am not putting anyone down, I wouldn't dare because I am recently having a hard time taking action.

As for Mays is concerned, what difference does it make if Mays is diabetic or not, a teacher or works in the health field??
Mays takes the liberty to not only responding to discussions or starting discussions, but takes the time to look up and provide us with information. Mays has never asked anything out of any of us, but only that we do the best we can to take care of ourselves.
Some discussions may scare some of us, but that's reality ladies and gentleman and yes, reality is a scary thing. Some of us may need to hear the harsh truth in order to open up their eyes, step up and take action to care for themselves. People need different approaches to learning, and no one like learning the hard way. Mays is only trying to prevent that.
Mays did make a comment in another discussion referring as being a diabetic.
I love everyone that I have talked to here on dc and I hate seeing people get slandered. I read the other discussion about dying and I wanted to cry. Are we not suppose to be supportive, understanding and accepting?
I'm remaining anonymous not because she asked us to but because I would hate for people to think I am taking sides because I am not, I have many friends here and I hold you all close to me.

Love, your friend on DC.

dietcherry 2010-03-02 19:22:10 -0600 Report

I am coming out of my self-induced exile for this one. Mays, your post about having to hide your identity without explanation is what we are talking about. Part of being a member of a community is opening your life, experiences, identity, feelings and yes, face, to others. This is sadly missing from your profile. All my profile info is missing as well, but only because I recently took it down in preparation to leave the site. But I digress…

You have become a presence here, but all I have learned of you is that you like attention and get chafed if you are not receiving any.

Mays, do you realize that you start up to 10 discussions on any given day? And alot of the information you use to start these discussions is paraphrasing another's words. You do provide links to the actual article but it appears that you are only finding info online in order to further your cause of getting more and more attention.

It is too much! If you look at the most popular discussions here, they are about asking, receiving, reaching out, supporting, encouraging, leaning on, and good ole pissing and moaning when needed! :)

It has become increasingly uncomfortable to come here every day and see that you are at it again. I don't need to tell you that you are an intelligent person and want to share what you know with others. And that is great! But we want more from you and you have some crazy excuse about needing to conceal your identity like you are in the Witness Protection Program! (and if you are, my apologies!)

We want you to be one of us!!! Join the madness!!! Don't resist!!!

I am leaving again now…thank you for the forum. Lots of Love, Renee :)

MAYS 2010-03-02 19:35:06 -0600 Report

I have respected and appreciated your comments then, as well as now.
I have no desire for attention, being silent and invisible doesn't bother me, let's get back to helping others deal with diabetes.
Thanks !

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-02 20:10:35 -0600 Report

Renee, don't go!

BLC 2010-03-02 20:13:01 -0600 Report

I'm with Sue. I love your posts please stay!

Harlen 2010-03-02 20:43:59 -0600 Report

Renee dont go
thats why I asked May whats going on?
I like to think we are all frends not just diabetecs needing to be told where to go and what to do.I share me and what I have gone thrue and what has worked for me,Yes its personal its a personal thing and what works for me may not work for others.I have some very good frends here and I would do anything for them.
Best wishes

rankearl 2010-03-02 21:36:54 -0600 Report

the thing i know we all have and it doesnt is we are diabetic and human maybe mays post are needed for new diabetics all most all of are not

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-02 21:40:28 -0600 Report

:( Please don't go Renee…

dietcherry 2010-03-02 22:05:36 -0600 Report

Aw shucks, ya, you're making me blush! LOL I am not leaving now, I was only referring to when I was thinking of leaving a couple of weeks ago. How could anyone walk away from all this love?! I needed a break from here but I check in on you all the time just to laugh and smile and lift my spirits! Lots of Love, Renee :)

MAYS 2010-03-02 18:37:32 -0600 Report

What is more importatant, the message or the messenger ?
If my facts and observations are true and accurate, does my face matter ?
Does being diabetic make me a member, will not being on expel me ?
Is my profession important and if so, why do I hide it and other information, maybe I help but because of my profession, secrecy is not only desired but required.

When I give false, misleading or harmful information, then hold me accountable for that, but not my right to privacy granted by this site, it's not done to hurt, but rather to protect, allowing me to do what I do discretely.

ptsparkle 2010-03-02 18:41:38 -0600 Report

I knew it! CIA :) :)

Anonymous 2010-03-02 18:52:24 -0600 Report

Nah, FBI…No, wait, Bernie Madoff!!!!!

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-02 19:07:50 -0600 Report

You guys are nuts! LOL…But you are right, it has to be a government thing with all the secrecies!!! I don't hide behind anything myself, as I don't have anything to hide, I put it all out there, warts and all…It is a Diabetes Secret Service thing…And, only the shadow knows!!!! Wooooooooooo

Anne56 2010-03-03 09:21:31 -0600 Report

Dear Mays,

This is troublesome to me… "Allowing me to do what I do" and having to remain incognito, so to speak, because of your profession.

My question to you is this: why present such information to the group? In other words, it would seem to make much more sense to NOT allude to secrecy if one truly needed to maintain a degree of anonymity. This all sounds like an unnecessary tease.

My two cents, for what they're worth: Many of the posts you have written, primarily responses to others, appear to be heartfelt and genuine, positive, and demonstrate caring for others. Folks can take it or leave it, as it were.

Your discussion topics, from what I have observed, often pose black and white questions that can not be answered without moving into gray areas. We are people, full of experience and our own hard-won knowledge of ourselves and others. Lots of gray areas! Good discussion is all about probing those areas of our selves.

The responses on this page are stunning to me. They are frank and most of them acknowledge respect to you, Mays, for your intelligence and to you as a person. Folks have taken the time to CAREFULLY respond to your query honestly. Now it is your turn to take it or leave it.

My hope is that this is truly a useful activity for all concerned. Not sure I would be brave enough to put myself out there as you, Mays, have done! But then… the people on this site are predominately caring folks and have genuinely formed a "family" of love and support. Every family goes through times of introspection, and a well functioning family will always address the "needs" of its members.

Best regards to All,

NewTerry19 2010-03-03 10:40:30 -0600 Report

Mays you may be here to help and want to be apart of the DC "family"? Thats great, but "family doesn't hide to help, and what will hurt or help if you open up? Are you that ashamed of who you are and what yu do that you feel the need to hide. Help is always appreciated and encouraged, but too much too fast can be boring and people will not take the time to look at it all, try this AS little goes a long way, I'm not saying to stop posting, just not so much all the time, take it slow, your posts are helpful, maybe not to everyone,but the ones that do take the time and learn from them is a good thing, but don't shove what you find down our throats, slowly feed us tidbits, it's like our eating habits, too much of a good thing is bad for us, take in moderation!
I've had my say.

MAYS 2010-03-02 16:32:06 -0600 Report

Not wishing to create an atmosphere of negativity on such a wonderful and helpful site such as this and among it's many current and future members, I have informed John, of my intent to remove my seemingly controversial discussion.

My request is that everyone continue to educate and support one another concerning Diabetes and it's complications.

This is a very informative site and community which serves a very important purpose in the lives of people, both diabetic and non diabetic alike.

Any disruption of this purpose was not intended.

Mays (3/2/2010)

Harlen 2010-03-02 17:15:15 -0600 Report

May I do have some Q for you
Are you a diabetec?
Your profile is so skimpy we know nothing of you?
I do think you try to help.
But it is cold and only facts.
It seams to me you put nothing of you in your post or your responce.
I am not bashing you and I meen that
For somone to post as much as you do I would think you will let others get to know you.
I realy wish you the best

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-02 17:23:54 -0600 Report

I agree Harlen, If I were that intelligent, and informative, I would post everything I could about myself…It's like it is a secret…And, when we ask if he/she is a diabetic, he/she avoids the question, and never gives us an answer…So, what do you expect MAYS, we know nothing about you, and yet you want to give us all of this information and advice regarding diabetes… Most of us on here share things that is going on in our lives, things about ourselves, and really get to know one another…You are just a BIG OLD SECRET, and yet you expect us to take your whatever seriously…Sup with that???? ~ Sue

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-02 17:28:34 -0600 Report

Put your picture on here; let us see what you look like, and give us some information on yourself…There is "nothing" on your profile…I like to know who I am talking too…And, getting advice from…

cowgirl1982 2010-03-02 19:12:12 -0600 Report

hi everyone

cowgirl1982 2010-03-02 19:13:39 -0600 Report

i have type two diabetes i'm having a really hard time right now

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-02 19:20:44 -0600 Report

Hi Cowgirl,

I am sorry you are having such a hard time…What are you having a hard time with? I'm sure if you let us know what you are struggling with, there will be many on here who can give you support and some good advice… Let us know what is going on with you…There are many, many wonderful people on this site who can offer some very informative information…But, we need to know what you are dealing with… Hang in there, an answer to your problem will come… ~ Sue

ptsparkle 2010-03-02 19:20:49 -0600 Report

Welcome Cowgirl. How can we help you? Lots of good people here who have been through most Diabetic troubles. Is it diet, or bs numbers, or ?? Let us know.

Anne56 2010-03-02 15:49:49 -0600 Report

I'm not sure that I fully understand the questions as presented.

Which method is effective in combating Diabetes?
[There are only two choices following…] Does Awareness, Education and Action, or Kindness, Sensitivity and Compassion combat Diabetes ?

Many may say both, but that is not the question at hand.
[Why can "both" NOT be an answer to the question?]

What are the methods of choice in the medical community and why ? [This one I can answer!]
The "medical community" is based on the "medical model", which is (despite some advancements in some areas) founded on medical treatment that is predominately drug therapy and/or surgical interventions. That is a limited, singular approach. For that reason, I am confounded by the suggestion that therapies (or the questions) are presented as either/or.

Why the need to choose?


rankearl 2010-03-02 15:26:34 -0600 Report

mays my feelings have been hurt several times by your post someone wrote that if you were new to the site with your post they would run iand i truly hope that has not happened i try to belive that you are trying to help when you did the post on frozen shoulder i appreciated i have had this diagnose for over a year do you not think i have researched and tried to help myself almost all of our dealing with diabetes on a daily basis each one of us are in differnent situations , different areas and have made different choices regarding our care i see everyone on here as doing the best they can for their own care we are all here to get help and try to help but i dont feel that comming from you and i know im not the only one feeling this or we would not have had so many replys here if not your post but most of your comments to peopke are so negative look back and read your comments some comments are really awful since a few choose to just ignore you i wont i sick up for myself and them too there are 2 things guarnteed in life life and death not one of is promised tommrrow lets go forward and love and try to kindly help each other rember you can always edit replys so do so we all are here for own reasons im here to learn to love and to laugh maybe we need a motto for our group ok im done i really needed to blow of some steam thank you sorry ((HUGS)) julie

Harlen 2010-03-02 14:32:16 -0600 Report

You can show any one how too, but if they will not try then there is no hope.
Its like anything els in the world you can only get out of it what you put in!
I never hide who I am if you dont like what I sey just let me know and we can work it out.
Best wishes

Crashnot 2010-03-02 14:12:08 -0600 Report

It's great to provide people with education. However, they have to be open to it. I think the beauty of this site is that people can ask a pointed question and get responses they need at that point in time, rather than daily plowing through info they are not interested in or not ready to process yet. Plenty of medical sites offer that type of approach already, but my observation after a year or so here is that people speak up when they have immediate concerns. And the responses usually offer a wealth of experiences, references and support.

theladyiscrazy 2010-03-02 13:20:30 -0600 Report

I cannot respond to the replies, as I have not been on this site long enough to form an opinion on any poster.

As to the question posted, compassion and sympathy will not combat this disease. Education, meds, work, etc will help that process. Now, that does not mean that a person should try and educate others without some empathy and/or compassion. All things should be tempered with grace, humility and compassion for those reading your post. When one is first diagnosed with diabetes, often the first emotion to surface is fear, followed closely with being overwhelmed. So, imparting knowledge and leading others to a path that would be beneficial with empathy works far greater than imparting knowledge in a form without such.

As a side note, I will say that Mays has helped me with the posts of hers I have read and privately. I also believe we are all adults here and need to remember we cannot here tone or inflection and what is typed you may interrupt as one way when it was intended as another.

ptsparkle 2010-03-02 12:57:43 -0600 Report

I guess I'll take the first jump into this post. I don't need to hide behind private or Anon… First, I think you "Mays" are very intelligent and very well informed. But after a couple of months of reading your posts, and replies, I come to the conclusion that you really like to hear yourself. Most of your posts have the feel that you are looking down your nose at us, and showing how smart you are at copying and pasting way too much information on each post. And yes, I know how many times you say how important it is to be informed and educated on the subject of Diabetes. A lot of your posts, you have to answer yourself a few times, again, to hear yourself?
You are also very thin-skinned. The first time I responded to one of your posts, I said you sounded like a philosopher. You said… everone was entitled to their opinions, and that it didn't bother you. You used "philosopher" in quotes a few times after that, so it must have struck a nerve. And your post on looking into dying eyes, you are getting pretty testy to some of the responders. Hence this post.
I really enjoy Diabetic Connect, but lately it has become "Mays" Connect. Keep posting, you have great info, just don't try to overwhelm us with tons of websites/links on every post. A good clue is to see how many views-vs-replies you are getting. Also, when someone rates your discussion a thumbs down, they are just rating if it was helpful or not to them, not the entire community.
Maybe this should have been posted in a Piss-N-Moan thread?
I think you are a decent person "Mays", and am just sharing my sense of how I see things. This isn't meant to run you down or hurt you. You asked…I responded. Fire back…I can't be offended.

BLC 2010-03-02 13:04:17 -0600 Report

I have never been one to hide who I am so I sure won't start today. Jim I agree with you. I believe it is important that we all say how we feel and state what we believe. I also think it is of the utmost importance to respect the feelings of those around you and respect the ideas, concerns and questions of those who you come in contact with. Diabetes is so broad and so different for each one of us. We all have different needs and it takes different thearpy and approaches to take care of each individual person. Good luck to all of you here at DC.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-02 13:42:20 -0600 Report

Hey Jim, I know how to copy and paste too, don't you? Remember how upset MAYS got when he made some posts, and no one was responding to them??? Maybe I shouldn't bring that up here; I don't want to be ugly! …No offense intended, MAYS… But, this IS an open opinion discussion post, right! And, I'm sure you are a very nice, and intelligent man, but I just don't like all of this obsession with death! We have enough worries and struggles in our lives…I'm trying to cheer MYSELF up! I would like to think that I have many more years on this earth to enjoy my friends and family…I don't want to constantly be reminded that one day I am going to be leaving them…I know how serious Diabetes is, as is any chronic disease/illness…I would like to think more on the positive side…I deal with depression and panic attacks everyday, and some of these posts might be insightful, informative, and helpful for some, but they are very upsetting to me, and possibly to others…Just my opinion ~ Sue, not hiding!

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