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Diabetes Art Day

Diabetes Art Day by Lee Ann Thill

Lee Ann Thill, of The Butter Compartment,  had a great idea, the 1st Diabetic Art Day.  Not sure why, but here’s what I came up with.  My D-Clock



My D Clock always ticks away

Dark, it’s hard to see

Dark, it’s without hands to read

My D Clock always ticks away

Ticking from the past

Ticking till the dark

My D Clock always ticks away

Tick, tock, tick, tock




  • k2

    LOVE IT!

  • This is so moving for me. I find art like this so powerful. I can sit here and stare and read the words over and over and find more meaning and more things come up in my head.

    thank you for this.

  • This is moving for me too.

    It’s like, with diabetes, does it matter what time it is?

  • Ellen

    Thank you. Great contribution to #DArtDay. As a mother of a child with diabetes, I felt the clock controlled our lives for so long….I have other associations with the clock now which you expressed so powerfully. As George said above, this is something to read over and over.

  • Nicely done, Scott!

  • Love it!!!!
    And you say I have a gift??? It’s there, Scott. Glad to see it come out. 🙂

  • Val

    I really love this. Yes, we can all see the clock (diabetes) but we can barely make out the face and we have no idea what the hands are pointing to – just like all those unknowns affecting our BG that we don’t have any way of measuring….

    …At least, that’s what it says to me ; )

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  • Thanks for all the kind comments. It seems that this little exercise has had a much more profound effect than I expected.

  • So often, it feels like a stopwatch. Always counting down, timing us, judging, never-ending. Thanks for sharing your D-Clock Art, Scott.

  • Sometimes the simplest drawing can be filled with so much meaning, and certainly a reference to time is one that resonates with us all. We don’t live by the clock the same we did 30 years ago, eating at certain times, taking insulin at certain times of day, but we certainly take our insulin in relation to other things, and the timing is also critical.

    On a more existential level, and I think similar to you, I’m very cognizant of my time in this life, how I’ve gotten so much considering I’ve invested so little in my diabetes care for more than half my years with this disease. I always worry that the clock will stop, which I know is normal as one gets older, but I always feel like I’m living in a different “time zone” than my friends, many of whom have little kids, and seem to function under the automatic assumption that they have decades left to see those kids grow up, get married, and have their own children. Here I am, always happy that the next 5-year milestone birthday seems reasonably attainable (for me, it’ll be 40). Whether or not the next 5-year increment will be conquered makes me feel like I’m staring at that dark clock without any hands.

    Very moving, thought-provoking drawing, and I know I already expressed this to you, but again, I’m so happy you made this drawing to contribute to Diabetes Art Day. Thank you, Scott 🙂

  • Lorraine

    I saw this on TuDiabetes and didn’t realize it was yours Scott. Nicely done. Thought provoking.

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