7 Haiku About Type 1 Diabetes

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?

In honor of the occasion, we’ve held a contest among the staff at Insulin Nation to create haikus about Type 1 diabetes:

Here are the winners:

Diabetes, why
do you hate the pancreas?
Tell me the offense.

-Travis Manni, staff writer

Just a little prick
Needles aren’t too scary
Get that test strip out.

-Laura Leone, designer

Aut numquid “-betes”?
Quid cavallari “-betus”?
Pancreas malus.

-Jim Cahill, senior writer

Blood sugars bow to fitness
Vigilance saves me

-Rick Jaffe, publisher, SelfRx

Forget you, diabetes
We will live, laugh, eat and drink
Pancreas be damned.

-Leo Rice, operations

Glucose this and bolus that
What are all these words?

-Travis Manni, staff writer

Though it sounds to me
mellifluous mellitus
my heart does not sing.

-Lee Busch, creative director

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Craig Idlebrook is a past editor for Insulin Nation, Type 2 Nation, and Información Sobre Diabetes. He is now the community engagement and content manager for T1D Exchange.

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