with a nod to Helen Reddy
We have diabetes, hear us roar in numbers too big to ignore, and we won’t give up and let it get us down.
We check our glucose and take our meds, we count the carbs that’s in our bread and we take charge of our health because we care.
Yes, we are sweet but it’s not sweetness from anything we did. No we didn’t eat too much sugar, just listen while we explain. If we have to, we can do anything! We are strong. We are individuals. We have diabetes!
We stand united in our cause because we’re more than worth the fight and we’ll keep trying to educate as best we can. We’re all unique, and yet the same, we handle life and deal with pain. Our paths are different but the goal is still the same.
Yes, we take shots but we’re not to be disdained. Yes we’ll pay the price if we don’t do what we need. If we have to, we can do anything! We are strong. We are individuals. We have diabetes!
Blame our pancrei, blame our resistant cells but don’t assume it’s all our fault, we don’t deserve to be looked down upon. We know what we need to do it’s not your job to see us through. Stand by us but let us deal with it our way!
No, we aren’t sick and we do live good lives. Yes sometimes it’s hard but we’re worth all of the fight. We are awesome, we can do anything! We are strong. We are individuals. We have diabetes!