Diabetes: A Disease That Has Become My Life
By:Â Megan Mckay
A disease consuming me,
Taking every inch of me,
Destroying any control I had left.
A disease that has become my life,
Making my body ache,
Craving perfection that will never come.
Not eating when youâ€™re hungry,
Eating when the disease tells you to,
Too much insulin,
Not enough food,
A cascade of fatality sets in place.
Do you know what a low feels like?
Where your mind loses control,
Barely surviving as you race to get help,
Consuming anything thatâ€™s in sight,
Your only goal,
To save your life.
You eat too much,
It happens more times than youâ€™d believe,
The taste of Ketones in your mouth,
A body getting tired,
Your body craves it,
So you do as it demands,
You take it,
And oh my,
You just hope itâ€™s enough
(Or maybe you hope itâ€™s not too much),
And they wonder why we donâ€™t have better control.
A constant battle,
From the moment you open your eyes,
Your first concern?
Is it too low or too high?
Can I eat breakfast today?
Can I even make it out of bed?
When will it end.
Not many get it,
But I do,
The battle within your own body,
A fight against yourself to stay alive,
I only hope one day the battle will stop,
The cure will come and the worries will fade,
I hope you wake up in the morning and do whatever the hell you want do.