I met a man today who had been diabetic since he was six years old. He was the same age as me: forty-eight. He told me his brother was also diabetic but had died at the age of forty because he did not take care with his condition. He spoke a few words of how important it is to stay on top of diabetes and thanked me for the work I was doing. I reached out to shake his hand before he quickly pulled away... In his patrol car.
If you are reading this and are diabetic, please do your best to manage your condition. If not for your own health, for the family you will leave behind.