A poem about a disease that damages the body gradually but relentlessly.
|Doesn’t usually announce its onset acutely,
Injures the body gradually, bit by bit;
All important is blood glucose control.
Both the young and the old can get it.
Eye blurriness/blindness may be damage’s toll.
The nerves are major pathological targets.
Ever so slowly kidney damage may worsen mutely.
Silently symptoms progress … the body becomes unfit.
Many lose toes, feet, legs to neuropathology.
Even skin wounds/cuts may be slower to heal.
Lifetime management involves pharmacology.
Letting your diet slip will break the deal.
It’s hard to fight the fight each and every day.
The disease will defeat those of weak will.
Uncontrolled damages will ultimately kill.
So, only lifelong dedication keeps the disease at bay.
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