This is the 4th installment in the Angie re-runs series. It was posted originally on December 3, 2012. Mom has been gone just a little over a month now but I remember this phone call as clearly as if it had happened tonight.
Mom: Do I have type 1 or type 2 diabetes?
Me: Type 2. Why?
Mom: I am going to stop eating anything sweet.
Me: Don't be silly, you are 84 years old. If you want to enjoy something sweet you should enjoy it.
Mom: Really? OK, but I am going to stop drinking this diet pepsi for sure.
Me: Mom, it's DIET. It doesn't have any sugar in it.
Mom: Oh thank goodness.
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