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No-Sugar Added® Poetry is an ongoing program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs TuDiabetes, connecting people touched by diabetes and raising diabetes awareness.
In 2010, the first No-Sugar Added® Poetry Book was published. A collection of 39 diabetes poems written by members of TuDiabetes.org, YES, our community, compiled by the Diabetes Hands Foundation with a foreword by Dr. Bill Polonsky and an introduction by Lee Ann Thill.
Let's keep letting the world know about diabetes with poetry! Together!
We've found poetry in a life with diabetes
A collection of 39 poems written by members of TuDiabetes, compiled by the Diabetes Hands Foundation with forward by Dr. Bill Polonsky and introduction by Lee Ann Thill.
This is the moment when you become speechless …of seemingly endless pondering and wild guesses …the moment when you feel shattered and helpless
…This is the moment when the nurse says, “You have diabetes”
It’s desperately funny You touch your skin and wonder, “Why me?” You fight the feeling with a held-back tear and a happy memory
But the moment just simply floats and you feel depressed, cheated, angry…
Then a shallow voice in your head speaks loud and clear Then it tells you to be strong and not fear Then it asks you to keep your heads up and never lose that same old cheer
Because, without batting an eyelash, you have gone a long way from there to here
Just as you can tell how your story began, you can also tell how it would end Pick a sad or happy ending, choose between can and can’t It depends…
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