Journal of a Teenaged Diabetic

November 20, 2008
By SimplicityDefined GOLD, Rogersville, Tennessee
SimplicityDefined GOLD, Rogersville, Tennessee
13 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." -C.S. Lewis


NOVEMBER 7th, 2006

I take another drink.
It's my 17th water bottle since this morning.
I almost forget to think,
as I stepped onto the scale,
and discovered I had lost another 4 pounds.

As I walked to my room,
I nearly ran into the wall.
My vision had blurred.
It was all I could do to stop a fall.

When laid down in my bed,
I prayed that God would relieve my pain.
I wanted it to be gone.
Whatever was causing me to go insane.


NOVEMBER 10th, 2006

I was awakened by my mom.
She said I was going to the doctor.
I had no energy,
so to argue? No I didn’t bother.

I sat on the cold metal table,
as I awaited the news.
A tall man came in.
I knew what he had to say,
was not to be refused.

"You have diabetes."
He told me
I felt the tears well up in my bright green eyes.
And I asked him
"Am I going to die?"
"No but your life is going to change."
All I heard was my heartbeat,
I couldn't hear the rest of what he
wanted to say.


MARCH 11th, 2007

I feel the prick against my tender skin.
It's the 5th test I have done today.
The screen shows a bad 265.
What's next I hate so much that I
don't even want to say.
I reach for the needle.
Press it into my skin.
My body drinks the insulin.
I wonder if it will ever end.

I have not adjusted to my
not-so-well-known disease.
I feel so out of place.
Even in places where I once fit in.

I try to deny it,
but all I get is a higher sugar level.
I finally decide I'm not letting it get me down.
I know things will get better.


MAY 17th, 2007

Today I walk under the sun.
With 500 other people,
all our shirts saying
"Diabetes you haven't won."

Working for a cure,
is what I am committed to.
I encourage everyone to do the same.
They may be helping a teenage child,
who could claim the helplessness
I once felt.


The author's comments:
I do not have diabetes, but I know many people who do and look up to them all. I wrote this in spring of 2008 I believe for someone with it. I never had any intentions of having it published until the other day when I found out that someone else I knew had developed type 1 diabetes. It is sort of a tribute to all of the people who are living with this disease. For all of you, you are in my heart and mind, but more importantly my prayers.

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