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Goodnight Blog

Diabetes Poetry, Uncategorized By May 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , 18 Comments

A parody of Goodnight Moon, a very lovely book that my son loves, written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd. And please forgive me for the excessive posting this week, as I’m just getting it out of my system. 🙂 See you tomorrow for the last round. In the world wide webThere was a blogosphereAnd a PWDAnd a…

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Diabetes Dance!

Diabetes Poetry By March 1, 2019 Tags: , , , 6 Comments

Diabetes Dance! Stomp your feet! Dexcom glance! Everybody ready For the Diabetes Dance! Bow to the pancreas Furrow your brow Twirl with the pump if you know how. Bounce with the blood sugars. “Fiabetes, duck!!” Dial in a rage bolus, Such crap luck! With a BEEP and a BOOP And the lancet stabs. Everybody promenade Glucose tabs! Prance with infusion…

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Diabetes and Mental Health

Diabetes Poetry By November 13, 2018 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

“Just don’t eat sugar.” “Take your pills.” “Count your carbs.” “Avoid most thrills. “Be prepared.” “Plan ahead.” But this disease Is in my head. I can’t split up the thoughts around My mental health and body sound. Impossible to draw a line Between “I’m sick” and feeling fine. Just take my shot?  And avoid stress? Beware of cake?  Test, don’t…

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Selective Sweet Tooth

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes By May 14, 2018 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

I love going out on the town for the night And having a meal by a soft candlelight (Because I know, at a restaurant, meals are yummy; For the food isn’t prepped, touched, or cooked by me.) But to dine with type 1 can be quite complex, Because restaurant food has a whole set of specs That require some SWAG’ing;…

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Blub .. Bluub … Bluuuuuuuub

Uncategorized By February 7, 2018 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Have you ever read the Pout, Pout Fish?  It’s new to us as of a few weeks ago but this rhyme is already committed to memory.  (My son loves it.  And my daughter finds it beyond silly.  Blub, bluub, bluuuuub.)   Because I’ve read this thing several dozen times … today … I keep adding verses and removing them and…

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Beep, Beep, Beep!

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Poetry, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By January 8, 2018 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

One of my son’s favorite books is Little Blue Truck.  We have that mess memorized and can bust it out even without the book pages in hand.  And every time my pump beeps, I think of the little black pump on my hips at all times.  These two thoughts ended up in my mental blender this morning, thus, Little Black…

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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Panc

Diabetes Poetry, Featured By December 13, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

(Mr. Grinch, with an insulin twist.  Sing along!!) You’re a mean one, Mr. Panc. You really are a heel! You’ve made me a pincushion, all those needles I can feel, Mr. Panc. You make me require boluses before every meal! You’re so lazy, Mr. Panc. Your islets are such shit! Your shape is all corn cobby and your betas all…

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Looking Back: Pizza (A Christmas Poem)

Diabetes Poetry, Diet and Food, Pumping Insulin By December 8, 2017 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

Getting into the holiday spirit?  Today I’m revisiting the ghosts of poems past with Pizza (A Christmas Poem).  Watch out for that pesky, fight-picking panc. T’was the night before Christmas and all tinsel’s in, Not a creature was stirring or making insulin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that my islet cells soon would be…

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Looking Back: Everybody Beeps

Diabetes Poetry By November 13, 2017 Tags: 3 Comments

Revisiting some diabetes poetry this week while traveling.  This one is a take on R.E.M.’s Everybody Hurts, only with an alarm fatigue component …   *   *   * (With deep, deep apologies to R.E.M. and Everybody Hurts) Everybody Beeps When your day is long And the night, the night is yours for sleep. When you tuck yourself in…

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Diabetes Blog Week: The Other Half of Diabetes.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Poetry By May 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 9 Comments

The Other Half of Diabetes:  We think a lot about the physical component of diabetes, but the mental component is just as significant. How does diabetes affect you or your loved one mentally or emotionally? How have you learned to deal with the mental aspect of the condition? Any tips, positive phrases, mantras, or ideas to share on getting out…

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