Have You Checked Your Sugar?
Have you checked your sugar? Those words were spoken to me every single time I showed emotion by crying. You see, I am an insulin dependent diabetic since I was thirteen years old.
Being raised in a Roman Catholic home within a large Spanish family, we were taught to hold our emotions in, to show our strength in adversity.
With that said, I had a hard time fitting into their strict rules. I cry. I cry happy tears, I cry sad tears, I cry alone, I tear up when I see someone else crying sometimes. I cry when angry even.
I use to get very upset by my family asking if I checked my sugar because I showed actual emotion, If I was seen with tears in my eyes, it must be my sugar was high, it was beyond my parents realm of understanding who I was as a person I believe. Here's the kicker.
This morning I woke up and realized April is here, my husband died in April of last year, I felt the tears running down my face, and I instantly thought to check to see if my sugar was high.
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