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

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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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13 responses

  1. Ha! This is fantastic Sara – love it!

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

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. Love it especially the illustration

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

  8. Perfection! What an awesome post!

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

  9. 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. =)

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

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

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

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

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