Sugar, I’m breaking up with you !

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Sugar, I’m breaking up with you !

Dear sweet sugar,

I’ve decided to leave you, it’s over. Don’t block the exit this time because I won’t surrender like I’ve done a thousand times before.

I’m sorry to do this in words, but breaking up face to face could be painful and we’d both cry at the end…

Look, don’t get upset, I mean, we had a great 15 years together and truth be told, I was too young when it started but I’ve definitely learned and gained a lot through our relationship.


Everyday I was with you, I learned more and more about people, health and life in general. And in all fairness, you often inspired me to be creative. But at the same time, the energy I put into you depleted my creativity and energy and made me less and less productive.

I know it will sound so cliché, but it’s not just you, it’s me too.

I never listened to you and I know my non-responsiveness made you feel ignored, dismissed, unappreciated and undervalued.

So, Sugar, you know me better than anyone. I’m a diabetic and I’ve developed a sweet tooth at a very early age, when I was 5 years old, and I have to admit it…

I still crave anything sweet and that’s exactely why we need some time apart. I need to spend less time with you because I’m a sugar addict !


Yes I said it. I’m a sugar addict. Isn’t admitting you have a problem the first step towards recovery ?

Our  relashionship has come to an end and  it’s time to say farewell, maybe not forever, but at least for now, I mean, until my doctor allows me to eat Cup cakes and Milk shakes again.

And maybe with some time apart, we can change our unhealthy and dysfunctional relationship into a healthier, more meaningful one.

My name is Hind Touissate, I have type 1 Diabetes and I was a SUGAR addict. Today is my 119th sugar free day and I’m very proud of myself.



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