In tribute to the very funny notion of Disney tackling the difficult topic of chronic disease, as expressed by Shoot up or Put up, I thought I would play out the postulate in poetic form…

If Disney did diabetes,
What a wonderful thing it would be!
For cute woodland creatures would all rally round,
And test strips would all grow on trees!

And hypos would sparkle like sunshine,
The meters would all dance and sing!
And a lancet called Burt would never, ever hurt,
And Lantus would no longer sting!

Insulin would be gathered from dewdrops,
Sucked up into colourful pens,
Metformin and gliclazide would be speckled eggs
Laid by clucking and magical hens!

Imagine if Minnie and Mickey
In the spirit of rodent romance,
Allowed you to see your HbA1c
Expressed through the medium of dance!

At the end of the heart-warming story,
We would all shed a tear when we hear
The Fairy Queen say that a cure’s on the way,
Diabetes? We’ve nothing to fear!

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Comment by Martha Ann Larkin on February 27, 2010 at 4:50pm
The poem is fantastic! It was quite amusing and great, thanks for the laugh :]
Comment by Gerri on February 27, 2010 at 9:28pm
Another great one! Love your poems.
Comment by brandi on February 28, 2010 at 9:57am
haha that made my day!

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