Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two Sentence Story

Tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end in only two sentences.

There's a big difference between the child hooked to a saline drip - not yet diagnosed, comatose, not understanding the full weight of the chronic condition about to be explained to her - and the woman over 20 years later who checks her blood sugar and ketone levels and makes a judgment call about going to the ER to get hooked to a saline drip.

The difference is about 15,000 injections, 1,500 pump changes, 50,000 finger pricks…11 million minutes with Type 1 Diabetes…and an understanding that you have to take care of yourself because it isn't ever going to cut you a break.


  1. Some mighty long sentences...but intensely thought-provoking. There are just so many emotions woven into that story.

  2. Diabetes sucks, but that woman in the "end" of the first sentence is awesome and diabetes is a part of her.