I have been working at the golf course for twelve years and it takes a toll on me as a diabetic, I have a lot of low blood sugars and not everyone that I work with understands the mood that accompanies the lows. That is why John has been so great to have around, we have that brotherly relationship while working. We somehow always know where each other are working and will drive by and check on each other every so often. If either of us needs juice or something to fix a low we will text one other to have them grab something from the break room or our car.
As John started college this past fall our diabetes relationship took that next step. We all know what college brings with it, it is not easy being a freshman never mind being a freshman with diabetes. Being the big brother I tried my best to pass along advice, again we have all been there and know what we should do but we all know everyone learns a lot in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom in college. The best text I got from John was asking me to go get the tattoo with him, we will text each other here and there but hanging out and getting the tattoo we got to talk in depth about life and diabetes. Little things like that go a long way and John is a great person and an even better diabetic. He is what I wanted to be when I was his age. He has life on the right path and his diabetes under control. I feel so lucky to have such a great little diabetes brother!!