#DBlogWeek Day 2: A poem.


For the 5th year in a row, diabetes writers from all over the world will be participating in a solid week’s worth of informative, educational, and inspirational blog posts. To find out everything you need to know about Diabetes Blog Week, click on the banner above. A big Thank You to Karen Graffeo for making this happen every year!

Today’s topic:

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!


Testing, treating, waiting
Testing, treating, waiting

My life is a series of tasks
One after another

Reservoir fillup, set change
Sensor change, calibration

Testing, then math
Testing, then math, then bolus

Bolus, then eating, then waiting
Then waiting, then hoping

Insert life here
Life goes on, while I’m hoping

Hoping my blood sugar won’t skyrocket
Hoping my blood sugar won’t plummet

When it does, I test, then correct, then wait
When it does, I test, then correct, then wait

So many tasks
So much extra

Testing, treating, waiting
All so I can survive– until the next time

Testing, treating, waiting
Testing, treating, waiting

All in the name of survival.


Don’t miss day three of #DBlogWeek coming up tomorrow!

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  • Mike Hoskins (@MHoskins2179)  On May 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

    So true. The never-ending cycle, just constant that it never goes away and just different enough that we can’t rely on it being something we can count on happening a certain way. The poetry of diabetes, indeed. Thanks for this, Stephen!


  • Kelley  On May 13, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Yes! Great poem 🙂


  • fifteenwaitfifteen  On May 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    All the repetition in a lot of our poems…common theme, yes? 🙂


  • Laddie  On May 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    So true, Stephen. You’ve done a good job of expressing the repetition of diabetes tasks and how much of our lives and mental power they use up. And artistically expressed!


  • Colleen  On May 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Wow, you’ve been hiding some of your creative talents. This was great!


  • Karen  On May 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Wow, you’ve really captured the monotony of our days. Great poem.


  • Scott E  On May 13, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    It’s like #DayOfDiabetes… with rhythm!


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