Giving Thanks to the Diabetes Online Community

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-09-09 04:06:21 -0500
Started 2013-05-30 05:25:21 -0500

So many of us are grateful for our connection here with like minded folks who have similar struggles and triumphs as we have. It's comforting to know we are not alone in our diabetic journey. I found this note from a fellow diabetic to be very much like my own story. I'm sure so many of us can relate.
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Kats49 2013-09-09 04:06:21 -0500 Report

When we found out that my departed husband was a type 1, in the early 80's we didn't have access to a support group like this…had to learn by trial and error. And it is a family disease..because it affected ALL of us. I learned pretty quick that I needed to pay attention to my husbands attitude and behavior…It took him over 6 months to recognize his bodies signals. Yes, i would tell him check your Blood sugars when he acted grumpy or agitated for no particular reason. It got to the point I would just hand him his testing supplies and walk away. He passed on 1/5/2004..due to systemic heart disease and diabetic issues. So yes I am grateful for access to this community forum and the fact that I can find answers so quickly in such a short amount of time…relatively speaking. It is difficult to sort through the hype and BS on the internet for this disease. I miss him terribly we had 34 years together and I still want him back, 'cause he was my calming influence and best friend. But on his birthday I give a donation in his name to his favorite charity. 9/22/2013

GabbyPA 2013-05-30 05:27:38 -0500 Report

The one thing she say is that she needs the community almost as much as her diabetic supplies...I think I need you guys just as much as my supplies. I can feel the difference in me when I am not here to see what you are going through and find support that I need as well. You all are my life line...and I don't mean that as a cliche, it's very, very real.

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