A Diabetes Poem

Abby with Abby Crown_no backgroundToday’s Topic:  This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes. After you’ve posted it on your blog, share it on the No Sugar Added® Poetry page on TuDiabetes, and read what others have shared there as well!

Thanks to Abby the Black Lab who has taken time off from her busy day of napping to share some thoughts about diabetes.


 A Diabetes Poem by Abby the Black Lab

I don’t know fancy poetry,
But I do know how to rhyme.
Diabetes is a pain-in-the-butt
All of the time.

I’m not a smart alert dog.
I don’t smell lows or highs.
But I do wish that diabetes
Would take a big good-bye.

At eighty pounds I’m big and black
And always need a hug.
I’m just a big old lapdog
And cuddly like Lancet the Pug.

It’s true that I am just a dog.
Dog biscuits make me drool.
I am so glad to not count carbs
Diabetes is so cruel.

I’m starting to get old and stiff.
My joints are getting sore.
It’s sad to know that one gray day
DSMA walks will be no more.

Glucose meters come and go.
Diabetes seems to stay.
It’s faithful like a big black dog
And never goes away.

If I could bark and scare away
Type 1 and Type 2 likewise.
I’d ask for heaping bowls of food
And not the Nobel Prize.

So diabetes, please be cured
And don’t come back another day.
You’re not a friend like cats and dogs,
That’s all I have to say.

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14 thoughts on “A Diabetes Poem

  1. Love this, Laddie! So cute. If dogs could bark and scare away diabetes, mine would be long gone by now 🙂

    • Mike – Black Lab owners always have an appreciation for fine art. It might be time for Riley to write a blogpost…

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  3. I love it! The loyalty of a dog is an unconditional love. The smiles of our poochies get me through some tough times. Abby sounds wonderful!

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