Death of best friend

By DiabetesDiva Latest Reply 2008-07-14 14:50:32 -0500
Started 2008-06-30 15:12:14 -0500

My best friend of 25 years died suddenly last month. The night before her funeral, I ate an entire pound of See's candy. My bgl was 114 the next morning and I was shocked that it was so low. For the next month, I rarely tested and had no appetite. I'm back on track now, but its difficult not using food to sedate my feelings of sorrow. I really miss her.

12 replies

DiabetesDiva 2008-07-12 05:05:18 -0500 Report

I have been part of an online support group for loss of friends.
Like this site, I have received an outpouring of love and support from others who have lost friends. I also have kept in touch with her family, which helps the most. Thanks to my diabetic friends, I am back on track and managing my diabetes. If you are interested, I made an online memorial for Libby:

liz2857 2008-07-14 13:04:22 -0500 Report

So sorry for your loss,I just went to the website you gave,what a beautiful lady,(((((hugs)))))),Liz

DiabetesDiva 2008-07-14 13:28:50 -0500 Report

Thanks for visiting Libby's site. That meant a lot to me. I'm in touch with Libby's family and especially her loving sister. Her sister is now the only child, since her brother and then Libby died. I know I'll always be part of her family and that really helps.


azmisty 2008-07-11 20:10:06 -0500 Report


I am so sorry to hear about your friend…I can only imagine…or perhaps…can't even imagine!! I have lost family members but sometime we are even closer to our friends, especially if you don't have children, like myself.

And I can sure relate to comforting yourself with food…been there, done that…be geentle and patient with yourself. I guess I would also say that your friend would want you to take good care of yourself. So perhaps you can honor her memory with good eating habits and taking good care of yourself.

Prayers to you…Misty

jupton1 2008-07-01 05:20:27 -0500 Report

Sorry about Your friend,when I get sad I tend to over eat also.I totaly understand,my Dad is very ill with cancer.So I go home and eat alot,lucky for me my sugar is still ok,,,John

DiabetesDiva 2008-07-01 04:05:59 -0500 Report

Thanks to all of you for your expressions of sympathy and your words of encouragement. My friend, Libby's dad also had diabetes so we talked a lot about diets & recipes. I'm so grateful to have found this site.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-07-01 06:12:17 -0500 Report

So sorry about your loss. Our neighbor's recently lost their 23-year-old daughter. She was a marathoner and an outdoor enthusiast who was out for a jog one morning and collapsed and died.

It too has taken them some time to recover and try to return to some semblance of normal life.

Glad to hear you're getting back on track.

Take care,
John Crowley

wicky 2008-07-01 19:01:13 -0500 Report

that is so sad and also scary at the same time because i am only 23 yrs old! did she have diabetes? so sorry for the loss.

JoJoCooks 2008-07-01 01:15:53 -0500 Report


I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Lossing anyone can be very tramatic and I also tend to eat when I have feelings of sadness. Now tho I reach for some sugarfree pudding or cookies, while its still not good to over eat, at least I dont feel as guilty. Glad that you are back on track and I am here if you need a friend to talk to.

All the best.


LeighG 2008-07-01 02:07:07 -0500 Report

my condolences on your lose.i am very sorry.i know how hard it is to lose someone you love very barry said look back on all the good times you had togeather laugh over the funny jokes and times talk about her and all the good times it will help you get through this very hard time. i am also here if you ever need to talk.
i am glad your getting back on track..
i am here if you eed me liegh.

BarryE 2008-06-30 23:56:28 -0500 Report

My condolences to you on your friend's passing, it's always hard dealing with the loss of loved ones, even more so, for people with diabetes and other illnesses in my opinion.

I'm glad to hear that your are getting back on track with your dietary needs and your own health, from personal experience with grief it helps the mind when we concentrate on the good times that we had with the loved one over the years.

Stay Healthy.