September 24, 2012 is Diabetes Art Day -
This is a photograph of my submission for 2012 Diabetes Art Day Project. I will upload it to the site listed below on 9/24. The drawing doesn't have a name - yet. The inspiration came from reflecting on a single morning's routine BG test. The numbers became a one day diabetes obsession for me.
(Yesterday) When I woke up, my BG (blood glucose) was 141. Since I forgot to take my medicine right away I found the number rose quickly to 161 within an hour! Two hours after I ate breakfast and took my 1,000 mg of Metformin along with a potpourri of other medications to protect me from Type 2 Diabetes, everything seemed right again - at 118. Ah...... When I saw the 118 number appear on the monitor, the vision came to me for this drawing. I spent a long time on this thoroughly enjoying the creative process. By day’s end numbers were whack again but I work at keeping tight control. It is one obsession in my life that I welcome. My numbers usually do not go above 140 unless I've wandered from a food plan or physical activity. When the numbers have risen in the past it meant stress or that I am brewing an infection. I don't know what the reason for the number this week - Could this be from last week's scare over our dog, Baby Blue? I will let you know if I figure it out. It is quite possible that I'll never know. Even so, I am grateful for the journey - and for the inspiration for my 2012 submission for Diabetes Art Day.