D-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.

When I was planning for today’s post, I had a grandiose idea to come up with some super creative diabetes-related drawing or multi-media project to fulfill today’s topic. Then I thought – the “art” that most exemplifies me and my life is photography, so I should just stick to what I know and love.

Today was a busy Saturday filled with life….so of course it felt like it ran off the rails pretty quick, and didn’t leave me a lot of time to prepare, but here is my “diabetes art”:

My HeartThis moment speaks volumes, and every time I see this picture (taken on my crappy cell phone, but wow, it turned out great) my heart soars.

I see the warmth and beauty of the sunset at the end of the day. I see discovery and joy in my daughter’s curiosity to touch the water, feel it’s coolness and watch it ripple.  I feel the pride and hope and wonderment of yet another day I’ve lived and loved with diabetes.
No one else saw the mountain-range-like bouncing lines of my CGM display that tell a tale of awful sugars that almost kept me home and caused me to miss this moment. But at this moment right here, I was fine. And I was able to share this time with my daughter, and take a picture of it so I could remember this feeling forever.

I suppose every photo I take could be considered diabetes art….since it proves at that moment, I was alive, I was enjoying, I was seeing life and experiencing it, and not letting diabetes rule me or oppress me. Coming to that kind of discovery and accepting it – is an art unto itself.