The very first thing I said in my reply to you was "I respect your opinions regarding the degree to which you open up about diabetes."
In no way did I mean to upset you. I was just making sure you don't consider everyone who wants to speak up about their diagnosis as making too big of a deal about it--which you have explained. I have run into diabetic families who are "crazy" as well, and I'm not saying we all should deal with it in the same way, because that's unrealistic. Obviously, smaller towns will have a smaller population of type 1's, so I'm not accusing you of lying by any means, as you state here:
"Don't tell me what I'm saying is false, without actually READING what i said. I SAID in my town there is nothing. I wasn't talking about YOUR town or anywhere else."
I have no motive for accusing you of lying, and I want this site to be a place for friendly conversation, not defensive and anger-laden conversation.
However, you didn't say anywhere in your post about "my town." I assumed you meant in your province, since my hometown, frankly, does not have any type 1 adult groups either. It sounds like you'd enjoy having a type 1 diabetic adult group, so I was just suggesting to try to find more diabetics through your local JDRF chapter, if you already haven't. If you don't want to do that, that's totally up to you. I only have good intentions for you and if you don't want to meet other type 1's that's your opinion. If there aren't any type 1 adults in your province, I am sorry because it is really difficult having to be compared to little kids who are usually pitied, quite frankly. Trust me, I've been there, too.
Let me pull a few things from the message you posted earlier:
"Yeah, I'm *** PISSED off at the way you're accusing me of thinking all newly diagnosed are like the girl's family or that i'm lying about groups. I was talking about MY town and MY experience. that's what you asked for."
Again, I am not accusing you of lying about anything. It was only unclear to me that you felt that way about that specific girl's family, and I never said you were lying about your local groups.
As for the rest of the post,
"So much for asking for people's opinions. Apparently all you want to hear is "yes i talk to everyone, all the time, even if they don't want to listen.
Good luck. If this is how you're treating the Diabetics you come across who DON'T feel like talking about it all the time, to everyone....it's no wonder they don't want to talk to you or group your little group."
I found this to be quite immature. I obviously don't want to hear "yes I talk to everyone, all the time, even if they don't want to listen." I think that's absolutely absurd and I certainly don't act like that. That's the reason I started this post, so that I could see individual differences between people's comfort levels and opinions. The last part of the sentence, "it's no wonder why they don't want to talk to you or group your little group," was offensive, and again, immature.
My intention of my reply to your post was to try to give you suggestions about what you might be able to do if you really wanted to meet with other type 1 adults. Not to make you "look like a horrible person."