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 –

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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?

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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!

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

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

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What?

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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.

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glucose tablets stacked.

All the worst best,
Sara

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