Labor, labor, labor. That pretty much sums up life with diabetes, does it not?
On this Labor Day 2012, we're thinking of all the folks who work so hard every day to improve our lives with diabetes: you know, the device-makers and HC providers and all of those who toil daily to help us PWDs better manage our daily D-Lives.
And so, today we offer an Ode to All Diabetes Workers:
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To those who make the "magic elixirs"
Mixing the fast-acting or long-acting mixtures
Putting these live-saving meds in bottles, pens or vials
To help us endure our daily blood sugar trials
We thank you for the work you do.
To the meter-makers and the pump assemblers
Whose work rarely a patient remembers
Building the systems and evaluating, testing
We raise our calloused fingertips in thanks — no resting!
We test our blood many times a day
On any meter brand, in many a way
Waiting for the countdown to see our #bgnow
Hoping for little effect of our chow
Hoping, believing, the meter never lies
We pay a lot, but we thank you for producing these supplies.
To the pump and CGM production people:
You give us sensors and sets that require fewer jabs
(No one likes to endure daily stabs)
With them we can better manage each number and dose
And so we thank you ... almost the very most.
Innovators all deserve our thanks
Every single one among your ranks
Because you've applied your imagination
To assist PWDs throughout the nation
And turned device dream to reality
From 1921 insulin to 21st century technology
We are lucky that you work for us!
Endos and educators, you're on our team
Keeping us healthy and sane (it seems)
So thank you for data review and routine tweak
In the little time we have every few months (not week).
Lastly, to every Person with Diabetes (or PWD)
Who doesn't have one single day free
No matter if it's a holiday...
We salute you, for the "Manual Pancreas" you play
On this 2012 Labor Day!
To ALL of you D-People out there, and family members too, we say: