Yesterday, a customer’s purchase reminded me of a Christmas carol that would have taught the illiterate the basic tenets of Christianity. Jewish people also have songs we use to teach and recall some of the tenets of our faith.
Songs and rhymes used as mnemonics (memory devices) have been used in the secular realm as well. Think of the various counting songs and rhymes we learn as children, the Alphabet Song, and the cumulative songs (each verse repeats all the information of the previous verses) we are taught as aids to developing our memories.
I wondered if we could come up with useful mnemonics for diabetes care. The best I could come up with was a quick filk based on the “lady who swallowed a fly”, at the end of my latest Blogabetes post.
Any takers on trying to create more and better mnemonics?