Day 4 – 2017 D-Blog Week

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Today let’s revisit a prompt from 2014 – May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how do you cope? (Thanks again to Scott for this 2014 topic.)

And being older than most/all/some? of you – this is what I thought of when I read today’s blog suggestion…

I’m still surprised when I dissolve into a puddle of sadness because I have diabetes.

The cost, the sleepless nights, the cost, the stupid people, the cost, the lost time, etc…

The fear… That’s not fun either.

Coping? Friends who get it, especially online d-friends who are so very quick to offer hugs and sympathy and advice and applause whenever it’s needed. A husband who counts carbs like a champ, leaves juice on the nightstand when he sees Dexcom trending down, puts up with my moods (and there are many) makes daily coping easier, too.

“I Can Do This” with a little help from my friends.

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3 Responses to Day 4 – 2017 D-Blog Week

  1. Kelley says:

    Good for your husband! My husband just says “this has a lot of carbs!” haha not too helpful 😛

  2. in just a few words you have summed it up perfectly

  3. carmygee says:

    I really like his post Colleen. You are right, we have a wide spread of ages and interests but the “I get it” definitely unites and supports us.

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