This past weekend was a sad time around our house. A very good friend of Jim and myself passed away on Saturday from uncontrolled Diabetes. Everyone who knew Stan, constantly was telling him to lose weight and watch his Blood Glucose. He was a type 2 diabetic for about 15 years. He used every excuse in the book to continue his poor eating choices. Which led to an amputated toe, triple by-pass surgery and kidney dialysis. His wife nagged, cajoled, begged and prayed for him to take care of himself. Now she is a widow. He had 2 sons and 3 grandchildren from a previous marriage left to mourn him too.
There were about 200 mourners at the funeral yesterday. He was a terrific guy who left a lot of friends, including my husband to miss him. I thought the rest of the day about this disease that takes a person from his friends. I think I need to work on my blood glucose levels that I have let wander these past few months. In tribute to Stan, I will work on getting them down to lower levels.
His is a sad story and I certainly don't want mine to be.

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Comment by Pastelpainter on November 20, 2012 at 9:48am

So sorry for your loss.

Comment by Betty J on November 20, 2012 at 9:51am

I'm sorry to hear about your friend but it sounds like you did enjoy him while he was hear. I know you are always mindful of your Diabetes and will keep on track with what has to be done. We all get off track at times, a little doesn't hurt but it's when you fail to get back on track that can be dangerous. Your friend enjoyed the time he had and for him that was important to him. There's a saying, "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." Kind of harsh words at times but it's so true.

Comment by Doris D on November 20, 2012 at 9:54am

sorry for us loss

Comment by jrtpup on November 20, 2012 at 1:09pm

Cat, so sorry you and Jim lost your friend. I thank him for motivating you though - a great legacy.

Comment by SEAGATOR on November 20, 2012 at 4:51pm

Very sorry to hear about your friend,Cat and Jim.

TYhat is why I try so hard to keep on top of things.

May he rest in peace and my best to his family.


Comment by Linda G on November 20, 2012 at 5:06pm

Awww....what a sad story, that DID NOT have to happen.
I'm SO sorry....deepest condolences to his family, to you and to all his friends.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on November 21, 2012 at 4:34pm

My sympathy to you and your husband for the lost of your friend. He sounded like someone I would like to have met.

His death goes to show just how easy it is to deny or ignore T2. Where as T1 is an in your face disease that demands to be treated unfortunately T2 can be ignored with devastating consequences. If one person learns from his story and starts taking T2 seriously then his death will not have been in totally vain.



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