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Diabetes, Me and You – Diabetes Poetry – DBlog Week

2014 May 13
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Today’s DBlog Week prompt is about poetry.  I am definitely no poet, but I have written poems in my past.  I have no proper training, so I just rhyme a bunch of words that have some meaning to me.  I have written two other poems that have changed my life, and this now become number three.  I wrote a poem to ask a girl out 9 years ago and then I wrote another poem 8 years later to ask her to marry me.

So, here goes nothing.

Diabetes, Me and You

The day I was vomiting and became very sick,

They couldn’t read my blood sugar from just one simple prick.

They had to know my blood sugar, so bloodwork was taken,

The doctor came back and the diagnosis was not mistaken

Chris, you have diabetes and you need an insulin drip,

You can’t eat or drink, but you can suck on this ice chip.

Educating myself and trying to calm down my mother,

I wondered to myself, who else has diabetes, I couldn’t think of another.

As days to months, and months turned to years,

I accepted the disease and overcame all of my fears.

My day’s now require insulin and blood sugar tests,

But my life is no different than all of the rest.

I created a business with type 1 diabetes to live out my dream,

But I couldn’t have done it without my supporting team.

This includes HCP, friends, family and of course my wife,

If it weren’t for diabetes, she would not have been brought into my life.

So for that diabetes, I really do want to thank you,

So until the day of a cure, I will manage living day to day with you.

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  1. May 13, 2014

    Nice rhymes, Chris. And what a great ending, with the impact and life-changing aspect D has brought you. Good ole poetry, making a difference! (Oh, and funny story: I wrote a poem for a girl in 6 grade to ask her out, and she turned me down. One in college didn’t care for poetry. And the third poem I wrote to ask her out, I ended up marrying. With a newspaper proposal. Nothing like poetry and prose to get the great women in our lives!)

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