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Well this is my post for the word in your hand project.
Sorry its late!
Using the natural shapes of my hand i have depicted the effect on my relationships with people since i have had diabetes.
In the beggining i felt very 'seperated' from all of my friends and family as no one else could understand what i was going through. This caused some loss of friendships and temporarily weakened relationships with some family members.
In time though, i have found that i have 'connected' better because of my diabetes. I have made new friends that i never would have done without it, and have effected others around me just by having diabetes.
Some relationships really have become 'closer' and more tightly bonded. Where as others have shamefully become more and more 'distant', part my fault, part theirs.
I hope you in some way understand and perhaps have felt the same ups downs and inbetweens.
All the best, aki (james naimi-akbar) xxx