Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DBlogWeek - Day 2 - Your diagnosis type 1 diabetes

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! 

Be nice my first go at this :)

Your diagnosis type 1 diabetes

I had no idea
no idea why you were so sick
we went to the doctors
not once


They kept saying you had a bad cold
you would get better soon

you were drinking alot
throwing up
breathing funny

we went to the emergency room
I thought dehydrated...
I thought we will be home soon..

I promised you I would not leave your side
I promised the Dr's would make you feel better
I promised we would be home soon

You went with strange faces
In a helicopter
To a better hospital

I lied..you had to go alone
I lied.. you were stuck with many needles
.....you didn't feel better soon....
I Lied... we didn't go right home
I Lied...Your diagnosis type 1 diabetes

you now will know what
insulin is
this is your lifeline

You will know know what
finger pricks 
carb counting
highs &
lows are....
Your diagnosis type 1 diabetes

what misconceptions are
people not knowing what type 1 is

The questions you are asked
why did you get that?
how did you get that?
did you eat to much sugar?
does that hurt?
will you grow out of it?

the list can go on and on...
yet you continue to smile
you continue to be brave

always so strong
so brave
you got this
diabetes doesn't have you
its just your diagnosis

You are



aprilm99 said...

great poem - sounds similar to our story, daughter was recently diagnosed. She inspires me and I agree about the hero part too.

Laddie said...

Beautifully written. As an adult with Type 1, I look at you D-Parents with the utmost admiration and know that I have it much easier than you do.

Sparrowmin Patterson said...

Made me teary eyed. The promises we couldn't keep and the heroes we get to keep. Thank you. Beautiful poem!