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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Being a diabetic is a dogs life, well not as good it would appear.


Over at my favourite forum, a long term member reported the sad  loss of one of her dogs. Losing a long term well loved pet is a blow. The forum is not just for diabetes information, it also serves as a meeting place, and a place to get some emotional support, which is a good thing. I have no problem with that, but one thing worries me. The post about the dog has received 22 comments and 123 views at the time of writing this article. A post placed by a member requiring help regarding insulin was posted four days ago, and despite bumping by another member, the OP has received only four comments despite 128 views. 


One thing has become very apparent to me over the years, especially when observing the carb wars. Many of the lowcarbers, but not all, are type two’s on none or minimal meds. The majority of the lowcarb antis are type ones using insulin. The lowcarb antis have so much to say against non insulin using lowcarbers, but very little in the way of support for people crying out for help. Obviously lowcarbing type two’s have no knowledge or personal experience in the use of injected insulin. What a great pity those with decades of insulin use, do not put as much effort into helping those in need, as they have done in spreading misinformation and fear regarding lowcarbing.


Just a thought.


Eddie



Update 10pm 24th July.


I lost a dog thread 27 replies 222 views.
Moving to Insulin on Friday thread 3 replies 140 views and now on page two.


Conclusion. Dead dogs more interesting than live diabetics seeking help and assurance. Welcome to the crazy world of diabetes.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think it has any bearing on who does what in the way of diet.
People on DCUK rarely seem to bump post up. Another reason can often be that the post is put up early in the day and by the time there are more people on the forum, it has got lost further down the active topics.

Mods don't seem to answer anything unless it is personal to them.

John said...

“What a great pity those with decades of insulin use, do not put as much effort into helping those in need”

Yes, and there’s plenty of those in need!

Percentage of registered Type 1patients in England
HbA1c > 6.5% (48 mmol/mol) = 92.6%
HbA1c > 7.5% (58 mmol/mol) = 71.3%
HbA1c > 10.0% (86 mmol/mol) = 18.1%

Anonymous said...

DCUK is like the Titanic, slowly sinking.
It is not just people are not answering posts, people on there are self centred, unable to empathise and full of cr** It is not a community anymore just a load of people trying to outdo each other with what they think they know, with a few exceptions.

Lowcarb team member said...

"DCUK is like the Titanic, slowly sinking."

I don't agree I reckon it's a far better place now that the T1's are keeping to their own forums. The majority of the arguments were started by them when they jumped in on T2 discussions.

Graham

Anonymous said...

Do you lot ever stop bitching?

fibreclaireUK said...

I think DCUK has improved a lot since the T1's stopped interfering with the T2's who are non0insulin dependant. Its a pity that the T1's arent helping their own, but that life I suppose.

A wicked part of me would love to see a couple of T2's on diet alone going into the T1's section and advising them on insulin use : )

If this improvement continues, I may even start posting there myself.

Pot and Ketttle said...

"Do you lot ever stop bitching?"

Err! that's what you've just done Bitch!

Pot and Kettle

Anonymous said...

Pot and Ketttle said...
"Do you lot ever stop bitching?"

Err! that's what you've just done Bitch!

Pot and Kettle

25 July 2012 17:49
Bitching/dog. It was a joke thicko

Anonymous said...

Who let the dogs out!

Pot and Ketttle said...

"Bitching/dog. It was a joke thicko"

There you go again bitching! do you ever stop?

Thicko! is that really the best you can do Bitch!

Pot and Kettle