Today I have large number of diabetes friends that I can ask any question I can think of. I'm very lucky that two of the best diabetics I know live within five miles. I have written about John and Charlie in past posts, but these two guys are my diabetes brothers. We will talk on almost a daily basis but we will try to go out for dinner once every other month. The dinners are great ways for us to check in on one another. It's amazing how all of us have almost perfect blood sugars at our dinners, a bad blood sugar happens but being guys we will give the person with the highest blood sugar a tough time. It may sound harsh but that is our way of making sure that we are doing what we should, none of us will come out and say "How are your blood sugars in the morning and what do you eat if your blood sugar is high?" A comment like that will probably get you picked on for the rest of the night. We do however have our own ways of checking in, a comment like "I hate eating a bagel in the morning it (swear word) up my blood sugar" Adding a bad word makes that comment acceptable (guys are weird) We will then each throw out something that works for us to solve the problem at hand. At the end of the day it doesn't matter how you ask for help as long as you ask, things will be ok.
My diabetes brothers and our dinners work for us. A dinner may not work for everyone but I do encourage everyone to try and have a couple of close friends that live with diabetes. If you don't have one or don't have anyone to answer a question feel free to ask me anything. I'm always looking for more members to join my diabetes family. The bigger the diabetes family the better things will be.