D-blog week Day 6: Diabetes Art

This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense.

When I was planning for today’s post, I had a grandiose idea to come up with some super creative diabetes-related drawing or multi-media project to fulfill today’s topic. Then I thought – the “art” that most exemplifies me and my life is photography, so I should just stick to what I know and love.

Today was a busy Saturday filled with life….so of course it felt like it ran off the rails pretty quick, and didn’t leave me a lot of time to prepare, but here is my “diabetes art”:

My HeartThis moment speaks volumes, and every time I see this picture (taken on my crappy cell phone, but wow, it turned out great) my heart soars.

I see the warmth and beauty of the sunset at the end of the day. I see discovery and joy in my daughter’s curiosity to touch the water, feel it’s coolness and watch it ripple.  I feel the pride and hope and wonderment of yet another day I’ve lived and loved with diabetes.
No one else saw the mountain-range-like bouncing lines of my CGM display that tell a tale of awful sugars that almost kept me home and caused me to miss this moment. But at this moment right here, I was fine. And I was able to share this time with my daughter, and take a picture of it so I could remember this feeling forever.

I suppose every photo I take could be considered diabetes art….since it proves at that moment, I was alive, I was enjoying, I was seeing life and experiencing it, and not letting diabetes rule me or oppress me. Coming to that kind of discovery and accepting it – is an art unto itself.

3 thoughts on “D-blog week Day 6: Diabetes Art

  1. This is beautiful, the picture and your words!

  2. This is a very touching post, and a lovely photograph. I am a photographer too. You are right, every photo you take qualifies as diabetes art. My relationship with diabetes is the other way around. It’s my daughter that has it… so I suppose every photograph I take of her is diabetes art too. Hugs to you.

  3. What a beautiful picture! And analogy too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s