Diabetes Blog Week,  Shout outs

My Biggest Supporter

D-Blog Week Day 3: My Biggest Supporter

Her name comes up frequently in my blog posts, and in conversations on twitter, but I’ve never posted a picture of her.  Well, there have been inquiries about that, and since today’s post is about our biggest supporters, I thought it was only fitting to use this time to post a picture of mine.

Without a doubt, my biggest supporter is my girlfriend, April.

My Biggest Supporter

April & I have been together for nearly 8 years. We met at college, on the very first day in fact, and have been together since.  We were together long before I was diagnosed with diabetes and congestive heart failure.  I’m thankful that she’s stuck with me through the ups and downs (no pun intended) of the last year and a half.

April was in the doctor’s office with me when I was diagnosed. She was at my side during all of the testing, poking and prodding that took place before and since that day.   She barely left the hospital during the week I spent in there last year.

April’s there when I have problems in the middle of the night. She called at 5:30 yesterday morning to check on me, because she felt that something was wrong.  There are times when she knows I’m in trouble before I do.  It’s scary, but true.

I can honestly say, I don’t know what I’d do without her. Thanks Babe!

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.


  • Michael Hoskins

    Thanks for sharing April with all of us crazies… er, DOCers. Sounds like a great one! As someone who’s been Type 1 since I was little and that was a part of my relationship from the start, I often forget what it’s like to think about those who were thrown into the whole D game (or CHF or more) after they’d already been with their significant other. Thanks for adding that perspective as a reminder! Always good reading your stuff. (Oh, and don’t forget about the support – for better or worse? – of Little G!)

    • Mike

      Thanks Mike. That’s what I love about Diabetes Blog Week; seeing all of the different perspectives from each of the bloggers.
      And yeah, Little G is a great supporter, but he gets more than his share of attention. 🙂

  • Cara

    How sweet! It’s nice to have someone there to count on no matter what’s going on. I’m glad you have her! 🙂