March FingerPricks™: A Diabetes-Inspired Cartoon Series by Haidee Merritt

Posted by haidee on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:38 in










It’s a regrettable truth that my body has come – in my own mind – to represent the disease instead of the blameless participant inflicted with it. While it’s true my body is in constant conflict with diabetes, I should understand by now it wasn’t the impetus that started the war. On my worst days I think of my mind as the organ held captive in an otherwise dysfunctional body (though perhaps this is only a way to distance myself from the responsibility of it). On my better days I try to understand the battles – carefully chosen – are best won by combining my brain and body’s forces: a united front against the real adversary (diabetes).