Blue Candles And Standing The Storm.

More Diabetesaliciousness™ Aug 12, 2011, 2:58 pm

Blue candles are lighting up facebook, two more young adults taken too soon, and another is in the hospital with DKA – And everyone I know in the Diabetes On-line community is feeling the affects of losing family members we’ve never met.

And it sucks.

Losing loved ones we know or don’t know, to a disease that we share is incredibly scary.

It makes you wonder about your future, your past, and your life in real time. It makes you second guess how your handling your life, and your life with diabetes.

It can stop you in your tracks and make you feel that you can’t move past the grief. It makes you angry and mad and you wonder how you’re going to get through it.

What I’ve learned from losing so many I love to diabetes is this: YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING, EVEN WHEN YOU THINK YOU CAN’T.

You have to keep living and working and trying and doing – Because now your not just living, working, trying & doing for you – You’re doing it for those who no longer can. And by doing so, you are honoring their memory each and every day. And you fight for a cure even harder because your diabetes fight has now become even more personal and has reached an entirely different level.

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