Favourites and Motivations: Diabetes Blog Week, Day 6


Day 6’s topic is ‘Favourites and Motivations’:
If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blogpost that you have ever written? Is it diabetes related or just life related? If you are a new blogger and don’t have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog?

My favourite blog post of mine

My favourite is one I wrote for DblogWeek2014 for Poetry Tuesday entitled ‘A Childhood All Gone’. I was so nervous to release the first poetry I’d written since school days, especially one about something so emotional. I remember hovering over the ‘Publish’ button thinking should I or shouldn’t I, so I was overwhelmed with the responses I got to it.
Here’s an excerpt:

Well she seemed very nervous perched there on the desk,
Softly saying some words which caused us distress.
A quivering voice made me see from the start,
These familiar words still broke the nurse’s heart.

My salt covered cheeks saw confusion elsewhere,
On the face of a girl who awoke free of care.
Nurses make you better knew the 10 year old girl,
But not what the next few minutes would unfurl.

…read more…

My favourite article from Circles of Blue

…is of course one of Amy’s and although it’s incredibly hard for me to read I just love her own story of her own diagnosis, aged 10.
Diagnosis – a diabetic 10 year old’s viewpoint


I only have one motivation in this world of diabetes and here she is getting ready to go on stage at yesterday’s National Paediatric Team Meeting in Birmingham and speak to a couple of hundred paediatric health care professionals.
Amy ready to go on stage

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2 Responses to Favourites and Motivations: Diabetes Blog Week, Day 6

  1. Frank says:

    Thanks for sharing those posts. I really loved reading that diagnosis story from your daughter’s point of view, and her bravery/determination really shone through her writing. You should be a proud parent 🙂

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