Tuesday, May 14, 2013

D Blog Week, Day 2: The petition

Day 2 of D Blog Week asks us:  Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?

My first idea was to petition my uterus to stop cramping.  I’m a D Mom…I’ve got enough emotion, exhaustion and body aches to go around.  I don’t need my uterus exasperating the problem.  But then I remembered that jokes about the menstrual cycle are not funny.  Period.  (It’s funny every time.)

If you are still reading this.  Serious props to you.

Here’s my real petition:

I, the undersigned, AKA Meri Schuhmacher, AKA Mom, petition Diabetes to sleep.

I demand Diabetes sleep for 7 hours every night.

I demand decent blood sugar numbers from 12pm to 7am.

I give.  I give ALL my time and energy to this disease.  I give 80% of my brain capacity to blood sugar number analytics. 

I give all my worry, all my sanity, and all my cell phone data usage to Diabetes.

Isn’t it time Diabetes gave back?  7 hours.  That is less than 1/3 of what I give a day.

Studies indicate that those who get 7 hours sleep live longer lives.  (I can't prove this, or site the study…but I’m very pretty sure it has to be true.)

I want to live.

I'm officially standing up to the selfishness diabetes dishes out.

Throw me a bone, Diabetes.  

7 hours.


6 hours.  

That is ¼ of the hours I give.  I’m not completely unreasonable.

No kinks.  No spikes.  No dips.  No tantrums.  6 hours.

I, the undersigned demand a little give be sprinkled in with all the take.

Diabetes, it is time you gave back.  It’s time you stepped up.  It’s time you cared about those that work so hard for you.  Slave labor is so 1800’s. 

And I really really want to sleep.

Aren't you tired too, Diabetes?



  1. oh, me too...sleep sounds like a dream!

  2. I read today's post, about the memory and cried. I read yesterday's post today and laughed. Meri, thank you for your great posts and for letting us see that we are not alone and will survive (barely. thank you!

  3. You had me at...Period. Lol!


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