1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Is this forum proving useful?

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Administrator, May 20, 2009.

  1. Thirsty

    Thirsty · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    903
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    deadwood, all anyone is trying to say here is that low-carbing isn't the only option.

    That's not too difficult to understand, is it?
     
  2. mullaneder

    mullaneder · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    722
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    deadwood it isnt called the high carb forum ,its called the non low carb forum.and if you dont see the point of this forum why do you keep posting on it.personally if it shows that there is an alternative to low carbing then surely it is worthwhile.just imagine if someone new came on and saw that the only way was low carb and they couldnt do it then how would they feel then.
     
  3. deadwood2

    deadwood2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Ahem. Whilst I stand by most (if not all) of what I've said in this forum, I have in fact missed a fairly large development. Namely people talking about alternatives to lo-carb.

    To those offended, I apologise.

    When I've caught up I may chip in again.
     
  4. leadingjo

    leadingjo Type 2 · Active Member

    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    I used to read this forum a lot but sadly I no longer do there is far to much verbal aggression on here, its great to hear different points of view. I am in deep trouble with my diabetes, it confuses me now where to post. Surely everyone can get on and try to help others with their sucsesses. Most of us are not medically trained but your story may be the one that may help. It seems sad that with so many helpful people on here that people feel unable to express themselves
     
  5. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
    Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    961
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Hi leadingjo,

    I believe that all the verbal aggression stems from people being passionate. Anyone who brings hostility into a place like this isn't welcome. In the last few weeks this particular area of the forum has been developing well. If we can make it clearer where you should post, please express how. We've tried to set it up so newcomers have a clear area, as do those with particular questions, as do those who low-carb, as do those who do not low carb. Welcome any suggestions,

    Good luck with your diabetes,

    Admin
     
  6. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,976
    Likes Received:
    1,102
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Hi Admin, I think there is a serious problem with having two separate boards, and if I may I wil tell you why I believe that.

    I have just read the thread "friends trying to talk me out of low carbing " on the low carb board. The original poster was basically saying that their friends had tried to talk them out of low carbing. It will come as no surprise that the low carb posters all popped up in defence of the Bernstein - Atkins dieting approach. So the poster finally says thanks to everyone for confirming that they are doing the right thing :?

    With no 'non low carbers' allowed to post to the thread it is no wonder that no one said it may not be the right diet for them. The poster also said that their friends suggested that they were being "brainwashed" by this forum, no wonder when alternative views are banned from a particular board.

    So the low carb brainwashing continues unquestioned now that no one is allowed to offer an opinion unless they are in the -50g of carbs club. Does this not now start to look a little sinister?

    If you are really unbiased I believe you should scrap this us and them mentality and just have the one rule. Don't say anything to anyone on the forum that you wouldn't say to their face.
    If you disagree with something say so, but just dont get personal..........Simple really and no one can say anything about brainwashing. Forums are for debate - NOT CENSORSHIP

    Of course the above is just the opinion of someone who eats an average of 90g carbs a day who really couldn't care less what others eat but who really hates being banned from a board because he doesn't share the same opinions as some others....................
     
  7. cugila

    cugila · Master

    Messages:
    10,272
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Sid.

    Take a look in Diabetes Discussions. You can talk there to your hearts content. That's where that thread is now with a new title. So no one gets banned for posting in the wrong place. However, forum rules still apply. :D

    Ken.
     
  8. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,671
    Likes Received:
    3,674
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Ken,
    I think that Sid has a valid point I have been very frustrated recently to read claims that can't be challenged as they are in the 'wrong' forum. The only way of doing it is some sort of cross forum posting.It also exacerbates differences. This is a shame since on most things there would (and should) be agreement.
    You yourself suggested that your improved eyesight was due to cutting carbs, I would maintain that it was to do with improved glycemic control, rather than any particular type of diet and would have pointed that out. Incidently, I had a similar experience.The improvement in my case was obviously because I adopted a 'low GI', 'Mediterranean', 'balanced', 'non refined' diet:wink:
    I also agree with Sid that the majority of problems are caused when people attack or mock another person and/or their arguments. Postings from people who do this should be moderated and consistent perpetrators banned.
     
  9. cugila

    cugila · Master

    Messages:
    10,272
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Hi Phoenix.

    Any claim can be challenged, you could post it here or elsewhere, just not in the low carb forum.

    I was already on a low GI diet for some time before coming here as I had read up about it. My eyesight during that time remained static. It was only after a while on a reduced cabohydrate addition to my diet that my eyesight began to improve. My Optician now is of the opinion that reducing my Bg levels is the main reason for the improvement. That reduction came about with my combi diet, so you may be right and then again I may be ? I know what I believe. Who knows ? :D

    I consider my diet balanced too.

    Ken.
     
  10. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,671
    Likes Received:
    3,674
    Trophy Points:
    178
    How did you answer that quickly???
    I hadn't finished editing :!:
     
  11. cugila

    cugila · Master

    Messages:
    10,272
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    118
    I'm quick on the draw. :lol:

    Yes. I totally agree. Abuse of fellow members is not on. However, neither is abuse of Moderators. We have feelings too. :D

    Ken.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook