Diabetes Blog Week

Less is More

Today’s Diabetes Blog Week Topic is: Saturday Snapshots
Back for another year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like!  With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

Let me start by saying that I always love photo day during Diabetes Blog Week. I love it because I’m very much a visual kind of person, and it gives me a chance to focus more on capturing aspects of life through images, while not having to struggle with finding the right words. It’s just easier. So, thank you, Karen, for continuing to include it during DBW.  And now, onto the images.

Sometimes, less really is more.  For example, this one photo encompasses many of the aspects of my life with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure. It depicts all of the things that are a part of life each day.  All of the pills for my heart, all of the blood glucose checks, and all of the injections.  It pays tribute to events that are important to me.  The sculpture in the middle is the “Garden of Pain” piece that I did for Diabetes Art Day a while back.  And it offers a nod to technologies that make life with both diseases a little easier.  Meters that connect to smartphones and that well known hashtag I created on Twitter.


One image.  So many messages.  Less is more.

Less images about diabetes = more time for images of things that make me smile.

Like the groundhog that has taken up residence in my backyard.


And Daffodils along the trials that I frequently hike.


And birds with attitude



And last, but certainly not least, my girl.


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