Saturday, April 23, 2011


I just read this poem on Facebook. It was written by Tracy, a member of one of the Type 1 parent support groups. I think she did an awesome job and I am excited to share it.

I don't care about the color of your skin
Or how much money you have in the bank.
It doesn't matter to me about political views
Or where, in social status, you may rank.
Your child may be very popular
Or maybe they haven't started school.
I'm simply here to shut down their pancreas
And taking care of me is the #1 rule.
My name is Type 1 Diabetes
And once you've got me, I don't let go.
You will constantly be checking on me
To see if I'm high or if I'm low.
Yes, I am the center of attention
Because there is no cure for me.
It's all about monitors, needles and pumps
And taking care of all my needs.


Hello, Type 1
I guess we haven't met.
But if you think you're taking over
Well, you ain't seen nothing yet!
We are the anchors, the fighters,
The heroes called Mom and Dad.
And believe me when I tell you
We're the worst enemy you've ever had.
Our children are our lives
And we believe in support and prayer.
Though we don't have a way of beating you
They are constantly in our care.
We'll make sure the lives they lead
Are as normal as can be.
They will run, jump, dance and play sports.
They'll eat what they want,
and we'll adjust accordingly.
You may have been a set-back
But you don't have complete control.
Managing you and wiping you out
Has become our only goal.
We will fight you 'til the end
And we'll make a lot of noise...
We are a force to be reckoned with....
We are the parents of type 1 girls and boys!!


Sandy said...

Awesome! It says it all! Thanks for sharing :)

Meri said...

I saw this on facebook and didn't take the time to read it. Thank you so much for reposting, it is awesome. :)

Heidi / D-Tales said...

So glad you posted this. I didn't see it on FB. This definitely captures our spirit.

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Andrea said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!! Happy Easter!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful poem...thanks for sharing AND ... HAPPY EASTER dear one!

Sarah said...

love it! thanks for sharing

shannon1979 said...

That is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it!

Unknown said...

Nice i like it

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