This is a Christmas poem I wrote last year, and thought I'd share it again. Enjoy. Christmas & Diabetes By: Paula Krueger Pauji5@aol.com T'was the night before Christmas My alarm clock went beep. And so rudely awoke me, From a deep, cozy sleep. The glucose strips were lined up, On her dresser with care. Just waiting for us, For we always were there. Then what to my wondering eyes Did I find? But a normal blood sugar, That gave piece of mind. I then heard the noises From downstairs below, And heard Santa laughing, Ho ho ho ho ho. He said to me, "Paula, now what would you like?" I answered him, "Santa, help me rid of this fright." I spend my days worried about the highs and the lows, and the long term affects, because nobody knows. and while visions of sugarplums dance in her head. I count all the carbs, With anxiety and dread. I so want a cure For this disease to be gone. To throw out the insulin And needles - so long! And Santa said, Paula, The two things you need, Are things you have now, Just remember to believe. The first one is Faith, and I'm sure you'd agree. That God's always there, Even though you can't see. The second is Hope, and it's what keeps us going, so pray for your children, and your faith will keep growing. And then with a wink And a twitch of this nose, He blew me a kiss And up the chimney he rose. So I sat by the tree And I said a long prayer, For families with diabetes, Who were full of despair. I felt very peaceful, Full of much Christmas cheer; And thanked God for that insulin, That keeps my little girl here.