DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

One of my favorite jokes is, “Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” It reminds me of having diabetes. It’s like after telling someone you have diabetes and hearing them say, “Huh. But, aside from that, how’s your … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Today’s topic deals with what helps us get through difficult diabetes days. We all go through our slumps, but what lifts us out of them? I recover my positivity and focus when I adapt my mother’s attitude. Recently, she told … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: What I Tell Myself

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: What I Tell Myself

The question, for day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week: Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back … Read more

DBlog Week: No Colleagues with Diabetes

DBlog Week: No Colleagues with Diabetes

Today is the third day of Diabetes Blog Week. Its founder, Karen Graffeo, suggests that “now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes.” She asks: “What things can … Read more

DBlogWeek #3: Down on Diabetes

DBlogWeek #3: Down on Diabetes

I personally never get really down because of my diabetes. I only get down because of how others are down on diabetes. Overall, diabetes is a tough gig. I’m probably like most diabetics in that I do get frustrated about … Read more

Diabetes from the Eyes of a Baby: Mommy Says No Touch

Diabetes from the Eyes of a Baby: Mommy Says No Touch

Diabetes Blog Week is here and each day presents an exciting new prompt. I loved the idea of writing a poem about diabetes (Tuesday’s challenge). I was also interested in one of the wildcard options: “personify a diabetes tool… let … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 3: What Brings Me Down

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 3: What Brings Me Down

Today’s prompt gives me the chance to explore what brings me down about my diabetes. I took a great deal of time to reflect on what makes diabetes an emotional issue for me and my loved ones, and how we … Read more

The White Bread Cure for Insomnia: Diabetes Blog Week Day 3

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“Now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how … Read more

DBlog Week: As Compared to the Ideal Self

DBlog Week: As Compared to the Ideal Self

Today is the second day of Diabetes Blog Week. Its founder, Karen Graffeo, proposes: “Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes.” Here is something I drafted back in November, when I was writing … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week, Day 2: Poetry

Diabetes Blog Week, Day 2: Poetry

What diabetes is The problem is What diabetes isn’t Which is ever not In and out dusk and dawn It is and it is and it is I left my nothingness At home today sir An iron lung on wheels … Read more

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