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.
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.