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A GREAT time
Date diagnosed
January 4, 1993
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My Diabetes Poem

In the battle field of diabetes
No one decides to freely enlist, it is not a war of choice, the enlistees are all draftees the brave warriors are chosen with no mercy, children or no exception or exempt, though parents may beg and plead, fighting is not an option you must give it your all
there is no clear enemy since its within your own body
I can guarantee the trek will not be easy, you will grow weak and weary, but you will find it deep within to persevere and carry on,don't be scared to ask for support, help does not make one weak,but super strong
if you go low and fall down, you learn and get right back up, everyday is new and you can change
It’s a rage within, and there are no truces or quick pullouts, your in it for the long haul
There is no noman’s land and it knows no limits, it’ll take and take, there are no knowns
We just have to hold on and unite until a remedy is found through campaigning and probing rodents, but until that day comes, spirits must soar above the ordinary, diabetics are an extraordinary breed
The best form of ammo is trial and error, using insulin and carbs as means, and not by blastings as much as you can to wipe out the enemy, but rather taking small small incremental tweaks and time, lengthy time happens to be on your side, instead of nuking/bombing in one big sweep and thus being done
diabetes is a daily war, that knows no R&R, there are no holidays, it stays 24/7
so no time to revamp and when you may feel all alone and like giving up and like the path is un-traveled in your individual war, remember over 250 million are just like you, You are not alone, there is hope, there is a tomorrow we are all in the same war just different battles, so stay strong and whatever you do hold on
hold on the end is so near, there will be a cure
we will overcome very soon
Not Something Not Seen Before (Diabetic Life):
Traces of me
Hope its not a turn off
Proof of existence that lives on
blood everywhere
dried stained or smeared little dabbles here and spots there
on waded up wrinkled money
on the back of business cards
in my purse lining
but it's black so you can't see, but its there indeed
on the cotton sheets, white is not for me
on the little cell phone screen
even on the jeans and Capries,
on the back of packs of rubbing alcohol unwrapped where it should have ended up on the swab instead of all over me my accessories and everywhere in-between on the glucagon emergency kit lid and prescription tag- on the back of homework sheets maybe on the edges of text books too, nowhere would be too strange due to quick pricks and old test strips that make up this diabetic life

Diabetes= ROUGH
I hate how anxiety interferes and makes you feel/think you are low or going low especially if related to the diabetes it soo HARD to tell
also hard when used to running high and so normal feels low or start feeling low from coming down
or you feel low when you are high instead - but know something is up
so I feel low alot
I just do the best I can

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diabetes Blues

Posted on November 14, 2009 at 3:56pm 2 Comments

needed get this off my chest that after having it for so long after diabetes has not bothered me so much in the past or even crossed my mind... and have been positive about it and even mentored kidos with it when in high school and just not bothered but now going

through this stage right now where it's bothering me havin strong feelings toward my diabetes hating it... burnout, hate how it seeps into every area of my life and being an extra worry or root of anxiety outlet which is normal to… Continue


Posted on February 27, 2009 at 9:22am 3 Comments


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At 2:17pm on March 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Joy...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:28am on March 3, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Joy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
I enjoyed your poems. Come back and see us. We miss you. Reed

At 5:54am on March 3, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Joy!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:21am on March 3, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Joy.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 1:44pm on October 23, 2009, Progress Trumps Perfection said…
Hey Joy, I love your new picture! Beautiful shirt on a beautiful person!
At 6:39pm on March 8, 2009, Jaclyn said…
Hi Joy! I'm originally from Bedford! How are things in Grapevine?
I live 3 hours away now, and don't get up there very often now, otherwise I'd love to join you're new group.
At 6:54pm on March 3, 2009, Debe said…
Wanting to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!!!
At 8:20am on March 3, 2009, Linzie Pflumm said…
At 7:06am on March 3, 2009, Emily Joy said…
happy birthday, joy!!! have an awesome day!
At 11:08pm on March 2, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Happy Birthday to you my dear.Wish you happy life.



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