Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Superpowers . . . Activate!!

HAWMC_2012_dayprompt-3Superpower Day. If you had a superpower – what would it be? How would you use it?

Wait . . . . what?  What do you mean IF I had a superpower?  Come on now, I DO have a superpower.  I am Pancreas Girl!!!
PancreasGirl I stand in for a human organ 24 hours a day, seven days a week - and I’ve been doing it for over 32 years (with some help from my superhero parents when I was younger).  I’m able to leap high blood sugars in a single bound - with a correction bolus or two.   I fight the evils of low blood sugars that are trying to knock me out - with my trusty juice box by my side.  My super-girl gadget belt holds my pump, meter, insulin, snacks, and spare pump and CGM supplies - it gets pretty heavy but I don’t let it stop me from soaring to great heights.  My arch enemies are The Diabetes Police - those nasty villains who try to bring me down by assaulting me with horror stories about what happened to their relatives with diabetes while they judge each bite I put in my mouth.  And my kryptonite, of course, is my blasted immune system that chose to kill off my poor little islet cells.

Yup, I am a SuperHero - even on those days when the load is heavy and I don't feel super at all!!  If you live with diabetes or another chronic illness, or any major health concern for that matter, you are a SuperHero too!  Fly high and fight the good fight, my super-friends.


  1. Wonderful post, Pancreas Girl!! Those highs and lows don't stand a chance, and I'd hate to see what happens to those dreaded Diabetes Police the next time they try to tackle with you! :)

  2. YAY for Pancreas Girl!!!! Love this post.

  3. I.LOVE.IT!!! this is fantastic!
    Your Rock Pancreas Girl!!!

  4. Excellent and so true. You go girl!!!

  5. Awesome post! Wish I'd thought of this - also type 1 for over 32 years...I should think of my superpowers in a more positive light. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Karen,
    I love this post! You are absolutely a superhero!

  7. love this! did you create that artwork? :)


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