Dear Diabetes, you suck.

a front end developer who also happens to have type 1 diabetes

Diabetes, We’re Down One

Dear Diabetes,

Today you are not the worst thing going on. We addressed some lows earlier in the day, but they weren’t extreme — and now we’re good (just double checked, 118 — woot woot).

Today my romantic relationship with my girlfriend ended. Boom. Worse than any blood sugar low I’ve experienced. I won’t expand on the problems and reasons here, as far as you are concerned diabetes, our worry is that now our support system is down one — an important one. The one who saw me through the beginning of sobriety, bi-polar diagnosis, and finding my way in the world as a lesbian — and then the type 1 diabetes diagnosis on top of all of that. It’s been a banner year, and she has been there to support to the best of her ability, every step of the way. I know that she still loves me, and that she is still in my corner, but there is still a loss there. Our partner, our first call, our default emergency contact on all forms and places that require an emergency contact — is no more.

That’s all I have. no solutions. no replacements. just facts. We’ll work on the rest tomorrow.

1 Comment

  1. Sending you loving hugs and peaceful energy for what you need!

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