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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Panc

Diabetes Poetry, Featured December 13, 2017 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 December 8, 2017 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 November 13, 2017 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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If I Were Ever …

Real Life Diabetes August 6, 2014 15 Comments

If I were ever Gretel, finding home would be a snap A trail of bloody test strips mark my way across a map. If I were ever Batman and in need of a grappling hook, The most-used lancet in my bag would do the trick to catch the crook. If I were ever Superman, and lows my kryptonite, A jar…

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Looking Back: Dining Out.

Uncategorized June 19, 2014 6 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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