Type 1 Diabetes

A healthy pancreas
Is like a transmission
Seamlessly shifting gears
 
In type 2 diabetics
Wear and tear
Causes  clunks and issues
 
In type 1 diabetics
We have none
We’re driving standard
 
Beginners
Learning the flow
Of their motor
 
Choking and stalling
Learning to anticipate
Difficult hills
 
Even with experience
Abrubt stops and starts
Make for a jerky ride

(2014)

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