Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

That’s it – I never want to see you again

Today the directions were to write a letter to someone related to your diabetes and tell them how you feel. Mine ended up something like a break-up note.

Dear Low Blood Sugar –

You know those people that you only hang out with because they are a friend of a friend? Or those people that you would never talk to if they weren’t family? That’s how I feel about you. I don’t like you, and I would really prefer if I never saw you again.


When people break up they always say, “It’s not you; it’s me.” Guess what? It IS you.


If you remember, I met you the first time in 2003 when I started on this insulin called NPH. That year, we had lunch together almost every day. Once I got my insulin pump a year later, you didn’t seem to come around as much anymore. But still – more often than I would like.


I’ve heard a phrase before about how people know the type of person you are by your friends. I don’t like the person I am when you are around. You make me say things I don’t mean. If people don’t know you are there, what are they going to think of me?


Maybe you understand pictures better than words? I know I have trouble making sense of letters when you are around. Fine. When I’m with you, you make my beautiful world

beautiful view
look something like this instead.
hypo view

Here’s the thing though, as much as I would like to get rid of you completely, I don’t think you are headed anywhere anytime soon, so I’d like to ask a favor instead.

When we first met, when you were planning to come over, you would give me plenty of notice. I could hear you calling from miles away. Lately, you have been sneaking up on me without letting me know. I don’t like that. If you need to stop by, could you at least call first like you used to?

You want an example? How about the time I was trying to have a meeting for work and all of a sudden you were in the room too? Or what about that time I was snorkeling and got back in the boat to find you sitting there? You made that ride back to shore VERY long!


At least those times were in public though. When I wake up to find you in bed with me – that is just NOT OKAY.


CREEPER!! Between me, the two cats, the insulin pump, and the CGM receiver, there is just no room for you there. Please stop!



Asking you nicely is not enough to make you leave? Well, have you met my other friends? I hear they don’t really like you either.


glucose tablets stacked.

All the worst best,


  • Scott K. Johnsons says:

    Ha! This is fantastic Sara – love it!

    May 10, 2011 at 11:55 am
    • Sara says:

      Thanks Scott! I wish I could really break up with “him” so easily!

      May 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm
  • 1littleprick says:

    Haha, awesome letter! I love that you threaten them with glucose tabs! 🙂

    May 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm
  • Mike Hoskins says:

    Love it! What a fantastic and clever letter, Sara! Great use of the photos there and I really got a kick from the part about waking up in bed and finding the CREEPER there… Nicely done!

    May 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm
  • Jasmin says:

    This was so well written and illustrated. I was right in the midst of that relationship and breakup. Good work!

    May 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  • Pearlsa says:

    Love it especially the illustration

    May 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm
  • Colleen says:

    Love the swirly photos! That’s exactly it!
    Go! glucose tabs!!

    May 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm
  • Meri says:

    Perfection! What an awesome post!

    Seriously, I agree…as the mom to three young t1 boys, CALL FIRST! It makes all the difference!

    May 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm
  • Kandice says:

    Thanks for the great letter. Loved the humor! And thanks for finding me. I, too, love to find blogs from others navigating their walk with Diabetes through the lens of faith. =)

    May 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  • Meagan Esler says:

    Very creative post! Loved the “Creeper” part…lol, I couldn’t agree more!!! 🙂

    May 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm
  • Lauren says:

    HAHAH how true is this?!?!? I love it!! I love all your photos too.

    May 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm
  • Karen G says:

    Love it!!! Best break-up letter ever. LOL My favorite part is the pictures – so clever!

    May 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm
  • Crystal says:

    OH yes, I would Love to break up with lows!
    Great post, horrible unwanted friend. 🙁

    May 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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