We are halfway through D-Blog Week, and today's theme is "10 Things I Hate About Diabetes." Pretty self-explanatory!

When I heard about this theme, I immediately flashed back to the classic teen comedy of a similar name, starring Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger. Who remembers that emotional climactic scene in which Julia reads her "hate poem" to Heath (which gives the movie its name)?

Of course, I just had to  do some digging for the original transcript of the poem, and then put my own D spin on it. Hope you enjoy!

10 Things I Hate About Diabetes

(with acknowledgment to the screenwriters of the movie, 10 Things I Hate About You)

Innovation 2015

I hate the way you follow me,

and the way you change from day to day

I hate the way you won't let me be

I hate it when you put me in a bind

I hate your sneakiness and your laziness

and the way you cloud my mind.

I hate you so much it makes me sick;

it even makes me rhyme.

I hate the way you make me scared

I hate it when you do the opposite of everything I try

I hate it when you make me feel so unprepared

even worse when you make me cry.

I hate it when you trip me up after doing everything I could

and the fact I can't get over you.

But mostly I hate the way you've also brought me good.

The DOC,

my friends,

my family.

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