“Thank A Friend Day.” Just Because.

Not that I carry oodles and oodles of internet power here, but if you are reading Very Light, No Sugar right now, I invite you to participate with me this week in thanking a friend who has supported you in your diabetes journey over the years.  These people make life with diabetes a bit easier for us through their patience and generosity of spirit.  I have many supportive friends and family members, but out of everyone, Ashley has always shown a keen interest in diabetes and in helping me to advocate for our cause.

She has a secret fan club of doctors and nurses at my diabetes clinic because I have admitted that I bolus more insulin around Ashley.  I am simply more comfortable because she has seen it all- the highs, the lows, the bad moods, and the goofy ones.  She knows what to do if something goes wrong.  And most importantly, she understands a lot about diabetes in a world where not many others fully grasp what it means to deal with this disease every day.  It is difficult to articulate what it entails to have a best friend like Ashley on your team while managing diabetes.  Let’s just say that it’s worth a whole lot; we don’t want my mascara to run everywhere now!  Ashley’s selfless nature has earned her the “Thank A Friend Day” award in my book.  Thank you, Ash!

This is us having our own party in a hotel in Rhode Island after losing power for days during a massive snowstorm in 2013.  I know, I know- we are reallyyy cool people…

Hotel

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