I have totally enjoyed my time on this board. It has been informative, and, oh my, so much help to me. Your advice has had a great impact on my diabetic control and lifestyle, but I am leaving. There have lately been some nasty and hurtful comments and I am gone.

With a lot of experience (50 years) and when you are asking for our advice, please don't tell me to stay on subject... That really hurt. I have been diabetic since I was 9 years old, and understand children and that other children are uneducated of theD environment and can truly impact the child. Try as you might, a non diabetic parent can never truly understand. And when peers are not accepting, it is devastating, especially to a teen.

I am sorry, but the comment was inappropriate and hurtful, and I am gone.

I appreciate all the help I have received. Thanks, and I will miss you.

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The OP's comment sort of reads as mind your own business I didn't ask you opinion on this subject I did not ask you to second guess my decision. I don't know his/her intent with that comment so I'm going to give him/her a pass. The meaning of statements can sometimes be misunderstood and it will be a shame if we lose a valued member because of a misunderstanding.

Again I'm asking T1Forever to reconsider the decision to leave. When a valued member leaves we all lose.

Gary S

Karen - I agree. I don't think the response of the OP of the other thread was inappropriate at all. A bit direct, but nothing to lead someone to quit using TuD.

It was unprecedented. I haven't ever seen anyone say anything like that around here.

I wish you would reconsider. I've always enjoyed reading your posts. 

I saw that comment earlier...

I almost said something but felt I'd caused enough trouble already... but I can go back and poke at it...

One more voice to please reconsider. You've been a pleasure to read and have certainly made this forum a better place.

Perhaps take a vacation from us. Absence sometimes does make the heart grow fonder.

Maurie

I am so sorry, and if you read this, know that you have helped me and I always look forward to your posts. As someone in the teen years (17 years now) of having Type 1, I have spent much time recently bolstering my motivation for the long haul, and posts from a person like you help a "teenager" like me. I do hope you will keep hangin' with us.

I didn't see Rebuckster's response, so I don't know what he/she said, but I thought your response to the original post was fine. There was nothing wrong with what you said. It was your opinion, offered up respectfully as someone who lives with this condition. I mean, if the OP didn't want opinions, why did he/she post in this kind of forum to begin with??

Please stay. Don't let one bad thread ruin what is otherwise a really good place!!

I don't think I can fully comprehend what the non-diabetic parent of a diabetic kid is going through because I haven't done that myself.

In some ways, as a T1 since I was a kid myself, maybe I have it easy compared to the parents.

But when it comes to sham cures, I'll come down hard on the charlatan every single time. I don't think you have to leave, because of what some charlatan was trying to sell, if that was the issue. I don't remember seeing the problem posts in question, but if you were coming down hard on a scammer, I don't have any problem with that.

...Another vote for you to stay. It's SO easy to have mutual misunderstandings online, and we all have our hot-buttons and sensitivities around diabetes that make those misunderstandings even more likely to happen, and more painful when they do. I hope when the sting from the interaction fades you'll decide to stay with us. :)

I hope that you'll stay, also, even if you need a break for awhile. The newbies on here benefit so very much from the knowledge and experience of everyone who has had diabetes for a long time!

Best wishes,

marty1492

I hope from everyone's response you realize you are a valued member of the community and that you will reconsider your decision. These types of things can happen easily online, sometimes the best thing to do is to ignore another's post. Others here have benefited from your knowledge and experience and will miss your input if you leave.

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