Diabetes, I am sorry… (a poem inspired by Diabetes Art Day)

Diabetes Art Day was on Monday this week. Unbeknownst to me, as I sat down with a pencil and paper, I had a few things to say. Five poems quickly poured out of me in a short period of time. This may be the one I resonate with on the deepest level. Continue reading

Diabetes: a 2nd poem for you! (in honor of Diabetes Art Day)

As requested, here is another one of the poems I wrote for Diabetes Art Day yesterday. Read this post to read another one of my poems and learn more about Diabetes Art Day and my experience with it. I ended up writing about five poems for the occasion so I will be sharing one with you almost every day this week! Continue reading

Diabetes Art Day 2012: my experience


Hello and good morning! I posted Saturday on the Facebook page for Diabetes Light about Diabetes Art Day.  I welcomed you to join in this exciting event. How many of you are participating? It is not too late. Lee Ann Thill, founder of Diabetes Art Day, says it can be a healing experience and it sure was for me! Continue reading

Diabetes can really suck. Thank goodness for Grace.

If strength can be found in honesty and sharing, here goes…

This is my Dexcom graph for the last 12 hours.

She’s a real beauty, huh? Not exactly the kind of sugars you want to see — especially while attempting to get a good night’s rest! Continue reading

Best Ever Broccoli Salad!

This is seriously the best broccoli salad I have ever eaten. Hence the name ‘Best Ever Broccoli Salad!’ If you are a fan of broccoli and want a salad that combines fresh, crunchy raw broccoli with the taste of salty and sweet, this is your salad!  This salad is perfect for Labor Day or any other barbecue or family gathering. It is also great alongside any grilled meat for a quick and healthy accompaniment to a meal. Even non-broccoli lovers will be happily munching on it, asking for more. You can be assured that if you serve it, it will be the delight of many. And you may just have a few people knocking at your door asking for the recipe. Continue reading