What scares me about diabetes in me?
There’s so many things I could mention
From finding out “sugar free” isn’t so free…
To dealing with my hypertension.
On some days there isn’t much that I can do
To keep from experiencing highs
And some days no matter which foods I pursue
My blood sugars are a surprise.
I’m fearful that this is affecting my heart
And maybe my eyesight will fade
There’s so many things I don’t know where to start
But I won’t spend my life being afraid.
On Halloween night I might have me a treat
And I promise myself not to feel guilt
I won’t overdo it, I won’t overeat
But I’ll enjoy life to the hilt.
See, here’s my philosophy, here’s what I know
And here’s how I do this disease
I don’t let fear stop me from letting me grow
And I won’t live in parentheses.
Make your own choices, make you own way
And get good professional care
Take care of your health each and every day
And take all your supplies everywhere.
So yes, I get frightened and yes, I’m concerned
And yes I can sometimes get weary
But when I apply all the things that I’ve learned
Diabetes gets less and less scary.
LISTEN NOW: On October’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast we’re talking about what scares us most about diabetes with musical inspiration from the chart-topping band, Old Dominion.
Guests include Poet Lorraine Brooks, Dr. Michele Summers Colon DPM, Dr. Andrea Chisholm MD,OB-GYN, Diabetes – What To Know founder & CEO Ansley Dalbo, Diabetes Advocate Cindy Lou, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, newly diagnosed Diva living with diabetes, Jackie, and Dr. Lori Shemek PhD.