Our topic today is Poetry Tuesday. This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes. After you’ve posted it on your blog, share it on the No Sugar Added® Poetry page on TuDiabetes, and read what others have shared there as well!
One drop of blood hangs precariously from my finger
before sinking into the test strip to give me a number I’ll either love or hate.
One drop of honey on that same finger is all it takes
to completely throw off the results my meter reports.
One drop of glucagon is injected in a panic
and is the difference between life and death.
One drop of insulin, so so precious,
truly keeps me alive second by second.
One drop of cool clear water is the elixir of the Gods
or so it seems, when ketones come crashing in.
One drop of juice is guzzled in haste (or perhaps 1000 drops?)
in a desperate attempt to banish those low symptoms.
One drop of a salty tear is briskly brushed away
so my loved ones don’t notice how hard this all can be.
Sometimes it feels like diabetes,
and my life,
is measured one drop at a time.
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