• Make Diabetes Visible: Day 2

    Today’s image is actually a few years old and was created in response to the photo day prompt for Diabetes Blog Week.   While my diagnosis and some medications have changed since then, it’s still relevant as it captures so many aspects of my life with diabetes. Sometimes, less really is more.  This one photo encompasses many of the aspects of my life with 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”…

  • Diabetes Goes Mobile

    Today is the 4th Annual Diabetes Art Day and I’m proud to be able to participate in and support this awesome initiative started by my friend Lee Ann Thill. Over the last few years, my entries for this event have been solo efforts, thought up, designed and crafted by me.  This year, however, April got in on the fun, too.  She’s had an idea for creating a hanging mobile using diabetes supplies for a couple of years now, but we just haven’t been able to get it done.  We discussed ideas over the last week and decided this would be a great time to make it happen. So, I gathered up a bunch of empty Lantus and Byetta Pens, some…