Monday, September 24, 2012

Diabetes Art Day 2012

'Diabetes Overwhelm' is my contribution to Diabetes Art Day this year. Just looking at it is a bit overwhelming. Click on photo for larger, and readable, image.

I drew this at a time when I was feeling particularly overwhelmed with my blood sugar levels and nothing seemed to work at keeping them down. Using pencil, pen and marker I started playing with an 'over' and 'under' technique to express the variety of symptoms and emotions that I have and do experience as I manage this chronic illness. One thing I could see when I finished the drawing is that living with and managing diabetes is sometimes extremely stressful. And of course I tend to think that I am the only one enduring this struggle, but I know that is not true.

I welcome your comments. You can see the art that other people with diabetes have shared by visiting the Diabetes Art Day 2012 site.

Here are some links to some of my favorite DOC (diabetes online community) places to visit:

Diabetes Mine
Six Until Me
Texting My Pancreas
The Butter Compartment - the art therapist with diabetes who started D Art Day


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