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

The Factory Farming of Patients

The Factory Farming of Patients

When did we decide medicine was more about making money than making people well? Yesterday I went for my annual mammogram. I go to the same medical imaging center each year. I know the drill — take off shirt and … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 2: Poetry Tuesday – The Diabetes Alphabet

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 2: Poetry Tuesday – The Diabetes Alphabet

A is for the anger diabetes often spurs, B is for the bolusing, which daily occurs. C is for the CGM, the device made to aid, D is for the diabetes itself, an ongoing crusade. E is for the endocrinologist, … Read more

DBlog Week: I Hate Paperwork and Phone Calls

DBlog Week: I Hate Paperwork and Phone Calls

Today is the first day of Diabetes Blog Week. Its founder, Karen Graffeo, proposes: “Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up.” For me, fired up often means … Read more

DBlog Week Post #1: Be the Change You Want to See

DBlog Week Post #1: Be the Change You Want to See

When I was 14 years old I was angsty and surly and taciturn. Or, to put it another way, I was a teenager. I hated my teen dramatics. I was alienating friends and family by being generally unpleasant to be … Read more

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