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Emotional Support

This a group for non-judgmental attitudes, active listening, honest communication, and finding ways to support each other, whether it's good news or bad.

Members: 145
Latest Activity: 15 hours ago

Diabetes Forum

Diabetes related problems or not...

Started by t1diabetic24. Last reply by Tavia V. Sep 13, 2014. 16 Replies

I don't know how some people manage type 1 diabetes, exercise and feel pretty good. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with type 1 and the first year was pretty good for me. I was feeling ok. I went to the…Continue

Help me :-(

Started by iyaz. Last reply by Marion Mifsud Apr 4, 2014. 7 Replies

I was diagnosed on New Years Eve and it hasn't even been a month and I'm already fed up of this shi**y disease! I try and stay as positive as I can and my day will be going great until I check my…Continue

Prejudices from non-diabetics and diabetics alike!

Started by latvianchick. Last reply by Alycat Jan 7, 2014. 8 Replies

I seem to get so much prejudice from non-diabetics and I find it hard to bite my tongue!  What can I do? My sister has told me that because I went down to my local hospital while suffering from high…Continue

depression, frustration, stress and diabetes

Started by luisvi00. Last reply by trenia Sep 2, 2013. 6 Replies

I am a person with a lot of problems right now and all cause me stress. I want a new job opportunity, since I hate my 15 yo job. But I cannot just change because I need the money to survive. I live…Continue

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Comment by Justin Staunton on May 5, 2012 at 8:09am

hey, check out my new group called the active diabetes support group on Tu diabetes.

Comment by Krispin on March 6, 2012 at 7:55am

Hello everyone! I'm new to the team and just wanted to pop in and say hi!!

Comment by naz on November 23, 2011 at 9:56pm

supporkeep best way to him mentally and physically rehabilitated

Comment by Emmy on September 27, 2011 at 8:54pm
Thank you all for the support.
Comment by Linda G on September 27, 2011 at 5:55pm
Emmy....I am SO very sorry for your loss. You and your family are kept in prayer. How very awful.
Love and hugs ♥
Comment by catlover on September 27, 2011 at 5:18pm
So sorry for your loss, Emmy. I will say a special prayer for you and your family.
Comment by justgeo1 on September 27, 2011 at 2:07pm
Emmy, condolences for your loss. I'm praying for you and your family...

Big Hug!
Comment by Natalie ._c- on September 27, 2011 at 10:28am
Emmy, I'm so sorry to hear it. It is SO hard to lose someone you love. Don't be afraid to grieve for her whenever you need to, but also to take joy in the fact that you had a loving mother. Treasure your memories of her and carry on her love!
Comment by latvianchick on September 27, 2011 at 12:09am
Emmy, I am so sorry for your loss. As you mourn of the next months and years be kind to one another and recognise that everyone reacts to death of a loved one in different ways. There is no way of knowing how we will react before the event. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and some may retreat into their shell, others may weep, others may get a spurt of activity to help them go through the process.
Any one who tells you several months down the line that you "should be over it by now" is to be politely ignored. They either have no heart or have not been through it. There is no time limit to grief. You will have good days and bad days but each of your family will react differently, so remember that and allow each other to grieve in their own way. My heartfelt sympathies are with you and with your family. May God bring people around you who will be sensitive to your needs and support you.
Comment by Shadow on September 26, 2011 at 9:25pm
Emmy, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Melissa Lee
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