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DO YOU WRITE POEMS? Do you express yourself in writing Do you beleive in the power of poetry to heal self,unite poeple from different cultures? Do you like to share your poems on this site?

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A poetry book published to support the Diabetes Hands Foundation

1-Do you support this idea?
2-Will you participate and put your poems in the book?
3-Manny asked for a volunteer to look for the steps to make the idea possible
4-Do you think poems have to be about any subject not only diabetes
5-Poems& photos or poems only?
6-What title you suggest for the book?

Here is an idea of a book.....just an idea...

Diabetes Forum

Fighting the Chronic: Abandoning the Cry

Started by Heather Gabel. Last reply by Jerry Nairn Jan 19. 1 Reply

As Summer Ends...

Started by Trudy. Last reply by Trudy Nov 17, 2014. 2 Replies

Where I'm At.......

Started by photomkr Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

MY NEW YEAR begins in the spring...

Started by Trudy. Last reply by Trudy Aug 13, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by lotsofshots on January 19, 2015 at 6:26am

You are welcome Trudy. I wrote it thinking about you. Judith, I got a new cat and I always have a dog. I went to the shelter looking for a small dog and came home with a boy cat that looks just like Zen. His name is Zach. He is under the bed but eating and coming out at night. Zen was jealous at first but now she is fine. Ammi is curious, always going along the edge of the bed and probably scaring the new cat to death. I think if I have patience things will work themselves out.

Comment by Judith in Portland on January 18, 2015 at 11:28am

Lovely, indeed, Ellen. I have photos of my Saints all over the house. Even though I have cats now, I'm with Trudy---I interact daily with several neighborhood dogs and love how excited they get when they see me coming---even if it's a bad day, they make me smile and laugh outright at their boundless enthusiasm for being on this earth.....

Comment by Trudy on January 18, 2015 at 9:30am

Ellen, thanks for such a meaningful poem. I can't imagine my life without dogs.

Comment by lotsofshots on January 17, 2015 at 5:37am

Thank you God for giving us dogs.
They bring love and kindness into our world.
When things go wrong, my dog seems like simplicity.
He makes everything easier.
Where does he get all his energy?
Keeping me active long after I want to sit down.
I thank you God for Ammi.
I thank you for all the dogs that I have had.
I know they are all in heaven, waiting for me.

Comment by merna1999ms on July 22, 2014 at 12:33am

Hey i'm really glad i joined this group i just love poetry

Comment by Trudy on June 27, 2014 at 7:55am

Judith, how can I thank you enough. It is true that poetry is part of me, thanks to my mom and grandpa's "poetry gene"!

Comment by Judith in Portland on June 26, 2014 at 6:56pm

Oh my. Such a beautiful and evocative invocation for summer. Interestingly---I have had Beloved Trudy in my mind on more than one occasion when I was inspired to write. That is part of your essence, Trudy. Thanks to you both. Much needed tonight...xx000

Comment by Trudy on June 26, 2014 at 2:52pm

Ellen, I enjoyed your poem, The Colors of Summer, not only for it's beauty but the meaning it conveys. Thanks so much for thinking of me when you wrote it!

Comment by lotsofshots on June 26, 2014 at 1:06pm

The Colors of Summer


 The sun is white light cascading in amongst the bright clouds.

The sky is a soft pale blue.

The wind softly caresses my very being.

Water gently passes from the very pores of my skin, translucent wetness that feels like mist rising in the bright hot heat.

The soft greens and blues and yellow of the Summer Solstice

And the mystical white heat of the lovely days…

 Summer stretches its lenthly tentacles out before me in the grey soft lines of the summer’s rain.

I swim and I taste the mint green of gentle herbs that grow in my Secret Garden.

How thankful can the human being become?

In the white heat of a soft summer breeze.

I am a witness of the seasons as they proceed through the time of my precious life.

Diabetes means nothing when the sun rises on another summer’s morning.

E. Ng

(for Trudy)

Comment by Trudy on June 1, 2014 at 6:17am

Thanks for the lovely poem and photo, Ellen. I'm always looking for an inspiration, a trigger for a poem. I would never have thought of ironing!


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From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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