"Diabetes Art Day is a web-based initiative for the Diabetes Online Community to “tell a story” about life with diabetes though creative visual expression."
The creator of this fabulous day is Lee Ann Thrill
We have two separate entries this year :)
The first is from Kylie, my artist of a daughter...she LOVES this day. She loves anything art based and creative. Cara and the other kids...well, not so much. They as usual, opted out of this one. Which is fine too. Art is not for everyone.
Kylie had a project for school that we needed to work on this weekend as well. She needed to create a fair and working game that her and her peers could play. So we mashed the two projects together and came up with Pumpers and Rockets, a game board of ups and downs of living with diabetes. First one to the top square wins, players must roll the dice and move the game pieces accordingly throughout the board but pay attention!!! there are obstacles in your way. Some good some not so good. It looks like a lot of fun...who wants to play? ;)
PUMPERS & ROCKETS
|Land on a Rocket (our candies to treat a low) and go up because they bring up your blood sugar. Land on a Pump and slide all the way down the tubing because they bring your blood sugar down.|
|Watch out for the obstacles of diabetes life, forgot your diabetes bag must go back home, check blood sugar miss a turn, World Diabetes Day move ahead 2 squares, Doctor visit miss a turn.|
|The little game pieces are left over pieces of old sure-T sites we use to use with glitter number stickers.|
And this one is mine :) After we were done helping Kylie out I went back in the room because we were going to do a site change for Cara. I looked down at the table, I had my computer siting there closed and on top of that was Cara's meter, strips, poker, a site and her insulin. I kinda laughed to myself and thought, those are our life lines right there. Without my computer I would not have the D.O.C and without insulin and all the supplies we would not have Cara. so I took a picture and dressed it up a bit...Art :)
|Thank Goodness for all these things, without them our lives would be completely different!!|