A Drop of Insulin - Day 17

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    I stand at the same dresser whenever I change my infusion set. My bedroom has no overhead light, so this task is often lit by a small lamp.

    Looking at this picture after I took it made me feel less like the diabetic herself and more like a spectator in this disease. The small drop of life coming from the tip of that needle struck a chord in me - I noticed at how intricate these tools are.

    There are days when the needles sting and cause brusing, on both my skin and my heart. But there are also days when I see these tiny needles and the amazing technology of my insulin pump and think, about how far I've truly come.

    January 17, 2008

    Six Until Me.

    amylia.grace.photos, garden beth, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. DeathByBokeh 87 months ago | reply

      Wow. Great photograph. This is where an SLR shines, with the ability to switch lenses and produce photographs with awesome bokeh.

    2. saraknic 87 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

      Off to google bokeh :)

    3. handpainter 87 months ago | reply

      You make some really beautiful images for this set!

    4. lynsey.white 87 months ago | reply

      Ditto to the other comments. What an awesome shot.

    5. NaomiPoet 87 months ago | reply

      It is an amazing shot. Diabetes treatment has come a long way -- from testing urine & using pig insulin! I hope we're on the verge of another leap in treatment & technology. Artificial pancreas, anyone?

    6. laur_n 86 months ago | reply

      this photo makes pumping seem beautiful. the infusion set almost looks like a delicate flower!

    7. garden beth 64 months ago | reply

      nice macro! even makes the infusion set look poetic!

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