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An Ode to What (Who) Matters

January 8, 2015

There are a lot of blogs swirling around in my brain, but just no time to sit and write them. Some of them have even been hand written and later typed, like this one. I wrote this a few weeks ago and hoped to publish it before the end of 2014, but such is life.

As the year comes to a close, I want to recap my diabetes year for you, because that is what diabetes bloggers do. I’ve always had a hard time picking a post from each month though, because I always try to write from the heart and to say that one means more than any others is often not true. And right now, I’m not feeling any of those posts.

It’s the friends. See, for the first time since moving to Boston five years ago, I’ve made friends without diabetes.
These friends are the ones who listen while I’m talking a mile-a-minute about a diabetes problem.
These friends quietly ask if I’m okay after I tell them a new-to-them, scares-the-shit-out-of-me, potential complication.
These friends brainstorm to make ways for diabetes not to interfere.
These friends both laugh about and support my friendships with other people with diabetes.
These friends take the time and learn how to save my life-if that day should come.

These friends are so much more than my life with diabetes. But I don’t need to get into the non-diabetes moments here. Life is so much more than diabetes. These friends make it all worth while.


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  1. January 9, 2015 6:07 PM

    Spending time around people you enjoy is one of life’s greatest gifts. 🙂

    Happy New Year! Here’s to more time with those we enjoy!

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