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Diabetes Nation

Updated on December 15, 2011

So they say we all have diabetes...sugar attacks...not enough sugar...hindering glucose levels,
The probability is such that maybe the levels are too high...new dimensional gateways they say are unforgiving,
Coffee coffee...donuts...candy bars...caramelize my steak for goodness sake...the profanities...man my eyesight is acting up,
Acting without regard our civilizations are...with virtue and balance Socrates and Plato told them.

When did all this start...maybe from the misdiagnosis of COPD...Arthritis...Kidney disease...just say it doctor,
Let the world know we have a pandemic...throw the sugar packets in the air and let's have a slow moving parade,
The marching band has begun their movements through the streets...banging the drums against various parts of diabetics bodies,
So much pain...so little time for repair...one day you feel great...another it is oh so painful.

It is being called around the world...sugar companies of the 1700's making the runs of sugar grazing...feeding the colonists and mainland Europe's frenzy,
Back and forth...almost robotic in nature as if the sugar contemplated their next move...addiction at an utmost height,
So good they exclaim...it tastes so refined and wonderful that it can't be bad for you,
Oh how the sugar lies...that secret killer that hides among the bushes of the molecules just waiting for that perfect strike at the kidneys...maybe the heart.

The banners have all been risen...the flags are flying high...medical emergencies their explaining...but the people just are not listening,
Sirens ringing loudly that the epidemic is well underway...everyone quick hurry and look for sugar substitutes but don't mind that it might give your cancer,
The weapon has already been put in civilization's hands...we hold the sugary packet in our possession every morning...every night,
What will you do for just one more taste of sweetness...what will it do in return for you...oh Diabetes nation.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great poem! So many people don't recognize how poisonous sugar can be. My boyfriend, however, has Type 1 diabetes. It has nothing to do with his diet. He was diagnosed very young and has had to shoot up insulin ever since then, as his pancreas just doesn't work. Still, I know that's not what this poem is addressing, but rather the careless love affair "we" have with sugar. Great hub. Great to raise awareness, as well as a great flow of the poem! Well, I guess it's a poem. It reads like one! Good job.

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      Debra Allen 5 years ago from West By God

      I wrote an article about how dangerous sugar is and the other names of it and also put what good substitutes there are for it. I used to have it here but moved it to a blog.

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      BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I think you placed in a post for me to read, I thought it was interesting.

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      BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you for the compliment, yes it's definitely a poem. I'm glad you saw the love affair of sugar individuals have.

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      Smokes Angel 5 years ago from Broke Alabama

      Thanks for writing this! There is so much truth in it....voted up

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      BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Your very welcome, glad you enjoyed it so much.

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Interesting Hub Mark, great animated video.

      voted up

      Link put on http://poshcoffeecoreviews.blogspot.com/p/mark-bak...

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      BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate it a lot. That means so much to me. Thank you for understanding my poems as well.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      not only is there a diabetes epidemic, autism seems to be on the rise too. Good hub. Thanks for raising awareness

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      BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you, and also yes it is.

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