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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.

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At 11:53am on May 19, 2014, mistressbinky said…

Melodies

Insulin pump beeps,
"Test Now. Low Battery. Change Sensor."
Glucose-meter beeps,
"End. Hypo. Jammed strip."
They crescendo. Fugue.
Audience stares.
I do a Nina Simone by turning my back to them,
playing my music, Then walking away.

At 6:07pm on May 18, 2014, mistressbinky said…

The End of the World

I order, pack as if the end is near,
as if mail will be late,lost
as if it'll rain, storm 40 days & nights
as if I'll be held somewhere and can't return
without my lifeline of diabetes supplies.

At 7:07pm on May 17, 2014, Archer42 said…

This is a poem (it is a pantoum)I wrote for a middle school poetry share this year at my school. Enjoy!

Everything changed that day
The day that diabetes came into my life
I was terrified but calm
There wasn’t a way out

The day that diabetes came into my life
I was taught to stick needles into my body
There wasn’t a way out
And there still isn’t

I was taught to stick needles into my body
It’s old hat for me now
Because there still isn’t a way out
I don’t just survive; I thrive

It’s old hat for me now
I have made my prison a home
I don’t just survive; I thrive
I am living proof of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”

I have made my prison a home
It is not a prison now
I am living proof of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”
Diabetes has not defeated me

It is not a prison now
I have accepted it and I can control it
Diabetes has not defeated me
And it never will

I have accepted it and I can control it
Diabetes does not define me
And it never will
Everything changed that day

At 1:53am on May 15, 2014, Heather Gabel said…

Here is my poem!:

send me well wishes, not tricks up your sleeve
because right when i need you, you also need me

there’s no changing colors, no charging up dues,
no market impressions, no turning up clues

i test, you trial, as our turbulence goes
on for lightyears, discomfort and woes

you never asked for permission, to park it and stay
you’re welcoming gift bears, a reason to pray

i pray not to jesus, nor shiva, nor thor
for they bare no witness, to what we’ve endured

answer me this, are you used to me yet?
cause i’m still not adjusted, your now and then threat

there’s no ‘when this is over,’ or ‘as soon as it’s done’
because you and i baby, got no where to run

so send me well wishes, and i’ll still do my best
together we’ll do it, every last test

there’s no you without me, nor me without you
so let’s be married in action, and both pay our dues
i can if you can, and we can it’s true
our bumps become our stories, our unexpected blues.

________

Here is the link to the original posting:

http://unexpectedblues.com/2014/05/13/diabetes-blog-week-2014-day-2/

At 11:31am on May 14, 2014, Sagwabetes said…

http://sagwabetes.tumblr.com/post/85739362513/lets-pretend-its-still-tuesday-poetry-tuesday

A meditation:

"May moments of pain
Simply be blessings
Swathed in hospital dressings
Motivation
To be better and stronger”

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