The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Today’s topic: 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”.

I used to be a really creative person. But then I had 3 children, a full-time job and a child diagnosed with type I diabetes.

Now my brain looks like this:


Or, maybe more like this:

brain mush

The old me would have been doing stuff like this:

Resevoir earrings

Or this:

plunger earrings

But I just don’t have it in me anymore.


Just another thing stupid diabetes has taken from me.

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8 thoughts on “The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

  1. […] at Wife Mom Pancreas because not only did the earrings make my giggle but her post served as a reminder that I deserve my […]

  2. Reva says:

    aw your creativity isn’t gone, just buried. Those syringe earrings are awesome though!!

  3. Yes, buried deep! I need to get a shovel and start digging it out! Thanks for the support! 🙂

  4. Stacey Murdock says:

    I just read a poem of my daughters (dx age 5, age of poem about 9)
    The deep silver
    whispers heavy, questions.
    Looking broken, I promise myself
    I will never die.
    creating experience
    will not solve your problems.
    Joy releases happiness.
    Happiness brings other people
    helping you live
    through every day
    and night, dark
    carries danger, awareness and fear.
    Seriousness will protect you from danger,
    lurking around the dark … finding whispers.
    The answer is to never stop believing.

    by Cassidy

    And I immediately thought of the picture of you with the headlamp so I came out to your blog.
    We are totally making earrings today. Thanks always for the fun.

    • Ok, first of all, the poem of your daughter’s…AMAZING at only 9 years old. Wow! And yes, the headlamp picture…another one of the “ugly” side of diabetes! 🙂

  5. Kelley says:

    I absolutely love the reservoir earrings! What a creative idea!

  6. The brain pictures totally made me chuckle! I can so relate!

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