“This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes.”
CGM, Go To Bed
An ode to my continuous glucose monitor
I put you on my nightstand, I lay you down to rest,
In case I don’t feel well, my blood sugar you will test.
That ice cream after dinner, I hope you will not show.
An undisturbed night of sleep is what I really need,
A steady line on your graph in the morning, I truly hope to read.
I beg you CGM, a quiet night without a peep.
1 am: Buzz buzz buzz
Double arrows pointing up I awaken with a start to find,
Of all the arrows, up and down, you’re my least favorite kind.
Groggily back to sleep I go, and hoping this time to stay.
2 am: Buzz buzz buzz
My eyes spring open, you caught me quite off guard,
My bg’s now over 180, you just had to make this hard.
My number is too high now, but I’m hoping not for long,
It may start to drop too fast, but hopefully I’m wrong.
4:30 am: Beeeeeep Beeeeep Beeeeeep
From my nightstand I hear your sound, which can only mean one thing,
“You’ve dropped below 55, wake up, wake up!” your beeps eagerly sing.
I take my fruit snacks and into my mouth I dump them all,
For the last time tonight, please back to sleep I hope I fall.
4:45 am: Buzz buzz buzz
Now you say I’m under 80, well at least I’m on the rise,
Maybe giving insulin for that high wasn’t all too wise.
Please CGM, let this be all, I’m really very sleepy,
If you wake me up one more time I may get a little weepy!
7:30 Ringgg Ringgg Ringgg
You’ve got to be kidding me, what is it now? You haven’t had enough?
With all the ups and downs this night, my sleep has been quite rough.
It’s my alarm! Time to get up; to work I must get ready and go.
Oh what’s that on the graph? A perfect number NOW you decide to show!