Will I live to see a cure?

Or will I die right here?

Will they know I tried?

Even when it looked like I wasn’t?

Will they understand? what it was like not to eat when I was low

For fear that there may not be any more food for the next time.

Will they understand? That all the blood, and needles the highs the lows

Just wear you down, that at times you lose your will to fight.

Will they understand? That when their biggest worry is over family, work, money, friends and clothes

That a small part of me envies them? When my worries are how much insulin is left in the fridge

How many strips I have left, what about sites? And will I live to see past 30?

Will they understand? That I am thankful that they don’t have those worries

And that I pray they never do.

Will they understand? That when I die, it’s not that I didn’t love them, and didn’t want to stay

It’s just, I couldn’t fight any more.

I hope they understand,

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Comment by T1Student on April 3, 2010 at 11:56am
cool poem
Comment by Osob on April 3, 2010 at 1:32pm
Oh so sweet,even if no one else understand we all on here understand.xxxxxxxxx
Comment by DSandCT on April 3, 2010 at 1:37pm
maybe people around us don't understand but you know which is the best cure? being proud of yourself! and never let diabetes slow you down, never stopping because of it...the best cure is being proud and positive :D NICE poem
Comment by Kathyann on April 3, 2010 at 4:48pm
Finally my magazine DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT had an article "A Focus on Adults with Type 1 Diabetes" by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer. felt that someone finally understood what I'm going through.
Comment by Imhotep on April 3, 2010 at 8:08pm
Thank you for sharing this with us. I am sure a lot of people here can relate to the feelings in this poem.
Comment by satinder on April 3, 2010 at 9:20pm
Poem is very good, the ethos is excellent. We all here have sometimes felt the same at some point of time. The important thing is not to be carried away with sentiments. We have to care for ourselves and do the best for ourselves. We are fellow travellers and understand each other well.
Thanks for sharing the poem.
Comment by Teena on April 4, 2010 at 7:16am
Nice poem Dee...Thank you for sharing.
Comment by dee on April 4, 2010 at 2:14pm
thanks everyone, it's good to know I'm not the only one that feels this way every now and then
Comment by mexikid92 on April 4, 2010 at 11:00pm
nice poem.... a little depressing in the end but overall, 2 thumbs up :) many ppl just dont get it.
Comment by Muragaki on April 5, 2010 at 3:09pm
Dee, I like this very much.

As it happens, you've articulated exactly what I've been feeling for the last few days. I'm a late-diagnosed T1, and I get so frustrated with the poking and counting and calculating and logging and poking and exercising and poking -- you get it.

Thanks for sharing.

-vicki

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