My seven-year-old wanted to know: since we have so few official days here in America where all the people get off work, why is this one in particular called "Labor Day"?
"Well... it's for all the people who work really hard every day. It's to celebrate them and their hard work," I fumbled to explain.
"Oh, like with diabetes, people have so much work every day," she replied.
Yikes! Is everything always all about the diabetes? Am I that bad?
Naw, I think it's just because she heard me mention Labor Day, and somehow thought it had something to do with this blog. Life can be a little hard to sort out when you're 7 (or 43).
In any case, for your day off — free of all responsibilities except the @#$%! diabetes — enjoy this DiabetesMine 2010 Labor Day vision, courtesy of beloved cartoon artist (and fellow acerbic type 1 diabetic) Haidee Merritt:
Summer brings outdoor fun, barbeques, and of course... bugs!! This year it's nearly all about ticks and the diseases they spread (ugh). Since diabetes seems to effect EVERYTHING, we wondered if there was any special connection between tick bites a...
Hi All,Here we are in the advanced stages of summer, but August promises to continue sizzling, so... a great time for a cool giveaway!What we're giving away are some sweet new supply carry bags from two creative small diabetes businesses: Sugar Me...
See newer comics » Sunday Funnies: It's Raining...?! Published June 25, 2017 Anyone with diabetes knows the woes of test strips going astray... Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than 200 ...
Ever since I was little, music has been a part of shaping my life with diabetes.Diagnosed with T1D at age five, I have vivid memories growing up singing and changing up lyrics to tunes like Foreigner's Juke Box Hero and Pour Some Sugar On Me by D...
Sure, diabetes may seem like an ole ball and chain sometimes... But that doesn't mean it's all gloom and doom.Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than 200 illustrations each month for websi...