Sunday, 19 May 2013

Diabetes Blog Week Day 6: Diabetes Art

This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!

I've generally steered away from this as a wild card before, but this year I actually had an idea about what to do! Now, I'm not particularly creative, so my contribution to today's topic is going to be some songs that I associate with diabetes.

First up is Think Like a Pancreas:

I was fortunate enough to be able to go to FFL in Glasgow this year, and I had a fantastic time.  As part of the opening night Ollie Double, a parent to two children with diabetes, performed "Think Like a Pancreas" to the tune of "Walk Like an Egyptian", and it made me laugh so much. :)

Secondly, it's Turbulence by Bowling For Soup (or a bowl of soup as my mum calls them...)

I love this song, and it's got me through quite a lot, but it particularly rings true to me about diabetes.  It's the song that gets me through when I'm having one of those days (or weeks...) when diabetes is just not playing ball. That, and it's a beautiful song.

Finally, I had to include Pancreas by Weird Al Yankovic.

It just makes me smile, and I think our poor little pancreases could do with a bit of love ;) Also, it was my ringtone on my husband's phone for quite a while when we first started seeing each other. <3 br="">


  1. LOL - I also LOVE Weird Al Yankovic's take on the Pancreas - leave it to an American to make us have a laugh or two over our lazy pancreas that in my eyes - packed it's bags for an exotic holiday - not taking me with it (I wouldn't have had much say - I mean I was only 5 at the time - still being coddled by Mummy).

    1. Despite being diabetic, it never fails to make me smile! :)