My Rosie

by Leighann on August 17, 2011

Rosie the Riveter OmniPod

When Q was a baby I bought her a Rosie the Riveter action figure which has sat in it’s package on her shelf. When she struck this pose the other night she reminded me of Rosie, both literally and figuratively.

All the day long,
Whether rain or shine
She’s part of the assembly line.
She’s making history,
Working for victory
Rosie the Riveter
-Song by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb

But listen to the lyrics of the song which gave name to Rosie. Kind of reminds me of diabetes management. We do it day in and day out. We do tasks like checking blood sugars and counting carbs over and over and over again like an assembly line. And we work towards victories both large and small, whether it be successfully guessing a bolus at a birthday party or marking a d-anniversary celebrating the years we lived with diabetes.

We can do it!

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1 Stacey D. August 17, 2011 at 9:15 am

Love this! And even though I’ve never seen Rosie the Riveter, I’m sure Q is much cuter 🙂

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2 Leighann August 17, 2011 at 9:22 am

Thanks Stacey!

You’ll know Rosie when you see the image: http://www.nps.gov/pwro/collection/website/home.htm

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3 kelly August 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

Yes you can! Q is so darn cute and I love her pose:)

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4 Kristin August 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

Go Q and go you! If only D were as predictable as the assembly line…

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5 tmana August 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I have a recording of Rosie the Riveter, in a CD collection called “The War Years”.

Rosie’s got a boyfriend, Charlie,
Charlie — he’s a Marine
Rosie is protecting Charlie
Working overtime on the riveting machine…

Doesn’t that sound a bit like insulin pumps and CGMs — working overtime to keep PWDs healthy and protecting from highs and lows?

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6 Lucy August 17, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Keep up the positive attitude Q!

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7 Sue/RFamHere August 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Q is such a cutie! Love the picture!

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