Diabetes Blog Week

A Look Back at My Diabetes Family Tree

This post is for Day 6 of Diabetes Blog Week.  The topic for the day was Diabetes Art, and the prompt read as follows:

This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!

Rather than creating a new piece for this post, I thought it would be nice to look back at the art work that I created for the very first Diabetes Art Day in 2010.

The work was titled Diabetes Family Tree and it was created as a tribute to the Diabetes Online Community, or as I’ve come to refer to it, my diabetes family.  Each branch of the tree is marked with the name of a member of the family.


Looking back at this now, three years later, the piece has stronger significance to me than when I first created it.  The reason being that I’ve been fortunate enough to have met many of these family members in person.  Here’s hoping that I’ll have a chance to meet more.  For now, I feel blessed to know them all.

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.

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