Category Archives: Blue Candle
Respect the power of insulin
I’ve only met him three times. You could call us casual acquaintances, but we had no emotional investment in one another. As hard as I try, can’t even remember his name.
But he was my wife’s sister’s husband’s father. Maybe that makes him my brother-in-law’s father (I’m not good with naming extended family relations), I’m not really sure. But it doesn’t matter.
My wife got a phone call Tuesday night with the news that he had just passed away. Though he was feeling a bit under-the-weather, this wasn’t at all expected. As is often the case, the details were vague at first.
A reminder of vulnerability
Earlier this morning, the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) reported the death of Miami-area TV news anchorman Joel Connable on its Facebook page. Being from the northeast, I had never heard of Joel and wasn’t aware that there was even a TV news personality who had Type 1 diabetes, so I quickly turned to Google to find more information.
It’s sad. So very, very sad. He got married just two weeks ago, and instead of a honeymoon, his bride is now planning a funeral. It’s sad when somebody dies, but it really hits home when the person dies because of diabetes.
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I hate this kind of news. I don’t know of the circumstances, but it doesn’t much matter anyway. Elizabeth is one of us.