Hi everyone. I hope you’ve all got something great planned for the holidays. I have to say that I always loved this season as a kid, but I hasn’t always been happy. As a kid there was a lot of magic in the air this time of year, anticipation, presents, decorations, and family. When I got diagnosed, I went through a long period of loss, how can I be joyful when this awful thing happened to me? I went through a long period of hating the cookies – irritation at the holiday carb laden treats and dishes, where the delicious was sometimes dulled by the pinch of a shot and the pain that follows.
Anyway it’s been a long time since I was diagnosed now, and I have found many ways to be thankful and joyful, but it ain’t always been easy. For any of you that feel a little sad, maybe hold back some tears from the pain of this and other losses, know that my thoughts are truly with you, and it’s okay to feel a little sad when the rest of the house is singing or laughing. Take a break and get your head together, talk it out with someone who knows what you are going through and cares. Know that a pain shared is half the pain, but a joy shared is twice the joy, and please reach out if you have to, and know in your heart that you are not alone.
may the peace of this season find you with a “ok” blood sugar and may you be surrounded by all the things in this world that you care about and love.