it's different to someone newly diagnosed though isn't it? Installing the fear of god in them by saying this is no good, that's no good, this may happen if you carry on eating that, oh that problem you developed is your own fault cause you ate that, I didn't WANT to develop an irrational fear of carbs but because of someone's comments on here I did, I was new, scared and they had been diagnosed years, people need to think what their comments "may" do to someone as well as saying what foods they eat "may" do to them
My view of the internet is it is merely a microcosm of the real world. It is populated by the good, bad, ugly, those who think they know everything, those who know ver little, and those just out there to stir up trouble.
In my world, I'm afraid I don't care who anyone is. If the tell or suggest I do something, I do my own research. "Trust me I'm a Doctor/Lawyer/Plumber" (or whatever - different "experts" exist) has never, ever worked in my life, and that's an approach that has served my well.
When I was newly diagnosed and took to the internet to do my own research, like many others, I found myself going around in circles, meeting conflicting information at every turn. When my OH asked me, quite genuinely, "Who are you going to trust strangers on the internet or the professionals?" My response was I'll listen anyone making their points politely and coherently, but at the end of the day I will make my own decisions, based on many factors.
There is no perfect approach. Anyone claiming perfection or the holy grail is usually, in my view, and experience, just blowing their own ttrumpet for their own gain,... or ego.