Posted by on Thursday, 18 February 2010

How do you deal with diabetes?

Dear Reader,

I think it is your choice of how you treat a relative/close friend who has diabetes. You can:

1) Pretend they don’t have it,

2) Ignore them

3) Or use it to your own advantage.

What do you do? I think I do… probably 1 and 3. I can’t exactly ignore my own Dad can I?!

When I was little I used to think all men were diabetic because I’d never known anything else. It’s hard to imagine it if Dad wasn’t diabetic, though I expect it’s just as hard for you to imagine it if yours was. Sometimes when Dad gets up in the morning and he’s low it’s quite scary, but other times it’s just plain funny! Like when have to hug him so hard he stays on his chair instead of getting up to make the coffee Mum’s just made, or when he shuts his mouth tight and refuses to let Mum feed him chocolate like a 5 year old in a strop.

I hope when you read this you’ll realise that you are not the only one in the world who knows someone with diabetes (I know two!) And that you know someone will listen to you.

I also hope that you will return to this blog,

Beth.

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