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[D-Blog Week] Snapshots.

Today's D-Blog Week prompt"Back for the third year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like!  With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves."

Diabetes looks a lot like this:

Infusion sets ripped off and discarded on the shower shelf;


Pancreases over capacity;

Insulin bottles and diabetes paraphernalia on the bathroom counter;


Lows that shake you to the core;


Dexcoms that sleep in glasses at the bedside;


And wild, bizarre blood sugar spikes.

But despite all the hardware and numbers and diabetes devices and hardware, PWD also come with a lot of heart

Comments

Another great take on diabetes!

Surprisingly, as a photographer, I only just took my first two images "of diabetes" last week. I don't know why I haven't really tried to incorporate it into my body of work yet, as most of my work is just an expression of my life, but it's fun that this post came this week too. I guess i just don't feel like my testing supplies are aesthetically pleasing -- but they are real.

Here is the post with my first diabetes images, if anyone is curious:

http://dont-flinch.com/2012/05/16/constant-chronic/

- Kait

I don't know where my head is at today, but when I saw the pic of the insulin vial I immediately thought how beautiful it was - vibrant, sparkly, lifegiving. Something to celebrate, big time.

My daughter, Taylor, 12 who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last year carries her supplies in a beautiful Vera Bradley bag...it helps to have something so pretty and Vera bags have cool little pockets which make it easy to organize! And of course it matches her pump!

I LOVE this picture - and I love Glass Beach in Acadia too. Know the view well and have wobbled over the rocks many times watching my girls find flat ones to skip. Next time, I'll have to look and see if I can find a heart like you did.

Why is your dexcom sensor in a glass on your bed side?

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