Diabetes my friend?

By petronius Latest Reply 2012-02-18 11:35:25 -0600
Started 2011-08-24 19:58:55 -0500

I made friends with my diabetes. Because he/she is my friend. I treat my friend as any friend. I don't want to hurt my friend. I don't want my friend to hurt me. So when I respect my friend I don't get hurt. My friend hurts me when I don't respect him/her I get hurt. I hurt my friend when I don't eat properly. When I have sugar it makes my friend really angry so he hurts me with high blood readings. He does not want to hurt me because he is a friend. Respect your friend and he and and you will be at peace. Blessings.

12 replies

jigsaw 2012-02-18 07:16:27 -0600 Report

That's an interesting way of viewing it! I see it in a different light. To me it's like a hungry crocodile waiting to be fed. Keep him well fed on healthy foods and he'll leave you alone. Don't ever forget he's there, because he will sneek up and bite ya!!

nzingha 2012-02-18 03:05:29 -0600 Report

u all r lying… i hate diabetes …it is not my friend and i would not wish it on my greatest enemy… i hate it.. i hate it.. just like how i hate my enemy…i have no respect for it…but i do what i must do to keep it at bay just as i would my enemy…right now i am feeling miserable and i know its the diabetes..my legs r weak and nervous and i have to go do some excercise even when i dont want to…its no friend of mine!!!!

Young1s 2012-02-18 11:35:25 -0600 Report

I take offense to being called a liar. You don't know me from adam and therefore don't have any idea of how I feel about anything. So you feel differently, that's fair. I'm sure you're not the only one. But I would never tell you, or anyone else for that matter, to not have your feelings nor would I ever say you were being untruthful about them. My feelings and relationship with my D is just that…mine. So, I politely urge you to vent freely but consider your words a little better in the future.

pixsidust 2012-02-17 20:27:35 -0600 Report

Petronious I know you do not come here often but want you to know you are loved. These are wise words my friend!

Young1s 2012-02-17 16:58:10 -0600 Report

My diabetes is a familiar stranger whom I'm getting to know better on a daily basis. Great post. Thanks.

Type1Lou 2011-08-25 08:09:25 -0500 Report

I think of Diabetes as my lifelong companion rather than as a friend. A true friend does not hurt you.

GabbyPA 2011-08-24 20:34:44 -0500 Report

I have embraced my diabetes, but I have to say that this is the first time I have considered it my friend. Thank you for such a fresh view on our life long friend.