When I found out Reg had passed away as well from diabetes complication, I was in shock and found myself once again pondering how diabetes can just take over like that. I mean, I don't need to ponder to hard to know that it is easy to lose grip of diabetes. It's exhausting being diabetic and I am not even exaggerating. It's not easy and when you hear of the horror stories, as much as we attempt to screen them out, we know them. We hear about them, we feel the effects, we may have brushed up against them.
My heart goes out to my family and Reg's family as well. I use their lives as motivation to keep doing what I do, and try harder with my diabetes management. Checking more often, being conscious of what I am doing, i.e giving myself insulin, carb counting better. I've admittedly earned a lot this summer, and they're not lessons that come easy.