No-Sugar Added Poetry Book

2105-NoSugarAddedPoetry_book_2-1-225x300“From words, carefully chosen, purposefully arranged, emerges a shared experience and mutual understanding” – Lee Ann Thill, in the introduction of No-Sugar Added Poetry.

I received a copy of No-Sugar Added Poetry at the 2010 Roche Social Media Summit (Roche Diagnostics sponsored the publishing of this book).  I recently sat down and read through it, and was touched by these poems from cover to cover.

In 2008, a member of the TuDiabetes.org community, Sohair Abdel-Rahman, dreamed of a poetry book written by the members of TuDiabetes.

In 2009 the Diabetes Hands Foundation (the non-profit organization behind TuDiabetes.org and the Spanish EsTuDiabetes.org ) held a  poetry contest.  They had to choose from over 100 beautiful poems, which must have been an impossible task, to bring this book to life.

2106-NoSugarAddedPoetry_1-300x232The No-Sugar Added Poetry book is organized by the stages of life with diabetes – from diagnosis to acceptance – all described through poetry.  It features work by many brilliant people:

J. Donovan, Katherine Marple, J. Davis Harte, R. Pandolph, Sugarbabie, J. Goodman, Terry Keelan, Sohair Abdel-Rahman, Judith Catterall, Jerry Nairn, D. Barh, Miriam E. Tucker, Amber Gerstung, Linda Gauvin-Miller, Melissa B.L., Heidi V. Shell, Kh

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…