Diabetes Haiku (a.k.a. Haiku-Betes)

I was going to call it “Dia-ku” but I like “Haiku-betes” much more! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Gosh-darn-ed test strips
Always littering the floor
Glad they’re not Lego

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Trudy, just beautiful…love the seasons…can feel what you’re feeling🍂

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Di-a-be-tes is
Four-syllable word meaning
Unwanted new life

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Tell your daughter I USED to have a hobby: artisan-style baking! :yum:

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Life on insulin
Happiness is by the hour
Will it do me in?

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Ward off, ward off, those
complications, exercise
in moderation

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Broken pancreas
I must become an organ
To keep her alive

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Spike to two hundred
Only one small plain pancake
Where no spikes before

Honeymoon over?
MDI, CGM, pump?
Pancreas kaput

Next normal coming
Over the horizon soon
Wonder what will be

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Noble pancreas
Under-appreciated
Until it’s no more

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D Battles

I have D–we strike
a truce with my injections.
Clear vision returns.

When I’m high or when
I’m low, my dogs stare at me.
I watch for their smile.

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Transitions

A Swallowtail pair
search for the last sweet nectar.
Summer days grow cool.

My blood sugar rises high,
falls as low as autumn air.

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Depression looms
as winter refuses to leave
Summer where are you?

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take the cards you’re dealt
it’s better than dementia
at least there’s treatment

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Dementia is a
Progressive condition like
Diabetes but

Constant loss, constant
Consistent un-learning
holding mom’s hand helps

Helps her, helps me, helps
Big brother who just now starts
understanding pain

Loss is expected
Where did she go? Where is she?
She was our good sense.

I miss her so much
Highs and lows I would trade for
Having her know me

Once again.

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@LADA_lady: difficult time for you, keep loving your Mum, she will have short spells of remission which you can treasure.

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Diabetes. Type?
Why? Does it truly matter?
Members of the Tribe.

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Blood sugars sky-high
Refuse to descend from their
Ivory Tower

Endless frustration
Bolus entire reservoir?!
Any golden mean? :rage:

Vile carbs raise BG
Completely stop eating them?
Unrealistic.

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Constantly watching
food for carbs and counting them
just plain depressing.

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Exercise, eat well
Just want to avoid type 2
My dad’s legacy

Didn’t want to live
Like him, pricking my fingers
Shooting insulin

But it’s all for not
Diabetes came for me
Type 1 came to call

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