During Hypoglycemia & Overtreatment, Finding Diabetes Support Online at Blogs

Amylia Grace Yeaman Health Guide
  • I woke up this morning after bad hypoglycemia last night (42 mg/dl) and an overtreatment that rebounded at 286 mg/dl upon waking and got ready for a Saturday morning walk for diabetes. I had weird, disturbing dreams, often times a sign that I'm low.


    I confess that when my blood sugar was low last night and I was afraid to go to sleep before it rose significantly, I turned on the TV just for company. Living alone comes at a price. The TV infomercials were awful was so I turned it off. I turned on the computer, still out of it, and started to read your blogs. I didn't want to feel alone. I wanted comfort. I went online and started to read, comforted by your stories, your words, your own experiences with diabetes and everything else. It made me feel better. You guys help me tremendously, despite never having met any of my diabetes OC pals. Someday, someday for sure. I was glad to read Kerri's blog and see she and Bsparl and doing well. So many of your blogs and words mean so much to me. The support of an understanding community means so much in thriving in day to day life. So, thanks again, for being there for me despite the distances between us.

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    And since I'm in a Rilke kinda mood these days, let me end with an experience expressed by Rilke which echoes my very own:


    "I live my life in widening circles
    that reach out across the world.
    I may not complete this last one
    But I give myself to it."


    How have your circles widened as a result of your diabetes?


Published On: April 14, 2010