The Heart of the Matter

A Story, guest post, insulin-dependent diabetes, living, my story

Dear Other People –

Even though there’s a lot of hoopla about which chronic ailment titles are best, and worst, I don’t care how you refer to me. And my disease.

A person with diabetes.

A diabetic.

For me, it’s a big ole nothing-burger. Really. Because what it all comes down to is the heart of the matter. The heart of the afflicted.

I am me.

I am Darlene.

And yes, I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. Or if it makes you feel better, I am a person with insulin-dependent diabetes. Have been since I was diagnosed at nine-years-old, clinging to my pink teddy bear in a sterile hospital bed.

My disease isn’t the whole of me. But, does the label of it sway your opinion of me?




… for the rest of this piece please hop over here, to a little corner of these wild inter webs created and hosted by my friends, Chronic Joy.






6 thoughts on “The Heart of the Matter”

  1. Something weird happened. I used to get your posts via email, but I haven’t gotten anything in a while. I just subscribed again, and I hope it’ll stick this time!

    • Hey Monica –

      Maybe it’s because I haven’t written anything in a while? That, or the interWeb gremlins have chewed through the subscription line?

      Either way, thank you for stopping by… I’ve missed you!

  2. I’m glad to hear from you. Would like to talk to you some time re: me, also. I’m not doing well, and all I can do is worship and pray and glorify the Lord, day-by-day and night-by-night. Sure loved being at your homes on my way to the NW. Even though I can’t drive any more at all, I think of you and smile when I can see some of those pictures taken with and for you and yours. Bless you.

    • Hi Joanne – I’m sorry that you’re struggling right now. And, I loved seeing you those two times when you were in the PNW and stopped by both places. Let’s catch up via email, okay?


    • Sandra –

      Like I said to Monica, maybe it’s because I haven’t written anything in a while or the interWeb gremlins have chewed through the subscription line?

      I’ll have my people call your people. 🙂 In the meantime, love and hugs to you!

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