I've Got Diabetes


I've got diabetes,
I'm injecting every day.
I've got diabetes,
And it just won't go away.
I've got diabetes,
And it makes me really mad.
I've got diabetes,
And, well, some days I'm just sad.
I've got diabetes,
And I really don't know why
Nobody can tell me,
That's why, sometimes, I just cry.
But I've got diabetes,
And I still have fun with mates.
And despite my diabetes,
I occasionally eat cakes.
Even with my diabetes,
I play all the sports I like.
And forgetting diabetes,
I go riding on my bike.
So I've got diabetes,
And I will not let it win.
I've got you diabetes,
But I'll always keep my grin.

I've got diabetes,
I'm injecting every day.
I've got diabetes,
And it just won't go away.
I've got diabetes,
And it makes me really mad.
I've got diabetes,
And, well, some days I'm just sad.
I've got diabetes,
And I really don't know why
Nobody can tell me,
That's why, sometimes, I just cry.
But I've got diabetes,
And I still have fun with mates.
And despite my diabetes,
I occasionally eat cakes.
Even with my diabetes,
I play all the sports I like.
And forgetting diabetes,
I go riding on my bike.
So I've got diabetes,
And I will not let it win.
I've got you diabetes,
But I'll always keep my grin.

©2013 Gareth Lancaster

Something Interesting...

In January 2013 my son, who's 9, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and I wrote this poem to cheer him up. It's a big thing for him to deal with but he's doing a grand job of it and doing well. And yes, as we promised he would, he still enjoys all the sport he likes playing, spending time with friends and doing all the things he used to do.

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On 22/06/2013 at 00:01 GMT Lisa from Canada wrote:

"Thank you for sharing this. My son is 6 and was diagnosed at 3 with T1D. Some days can be so hard. It's nice to know we are not alone. "

On 21/06/2013 at 17:33 GMT Amelia from England wrote:

"This poem is amazingly good!!!!!!! "

On 10/05/2013 at 15:33 GMT Emma from USA wrote:

"That's so nice I hope he's ok"

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