One Child’s Artwork about Being Diabetic

This illustration was drawn by a diabetic child explaining the daily routine to be followed by a patient with diabetes in order to control the disease. The artist is from Cuba, so the text is in Spanish. I provided English translations below each image.

Artwork of Kid with Diabetes

Here are zoomed-in views so you can see the details…

Artwork of Kid with Diabetes
“No debo comer chocolate.” – “I must not eat chocolate.”

Artwork of Kid with Diabetes
Top Left:
“Así conozco como tengo los niveles de azúcar en la orina.”
“Thus I know what are the levels of sugar in my urine.” (i.e. By testing it.)

Top Right:
Mural diabeticos – Diabetic Mural:

Glucometro – Glucose Meter
Lanceta – Lancet
Libro de anotaciones – Logbook
Insulina Simple – Regular Insulin (we think this is the English equivalent)
Comidas – Meals
Desayuno – Breakfast
Almuerzo – Lunch
Comida – Dinner
Merienda – Snack

Artwork of Kid with Diabetes
“Así aprendo a controlar mi azúcar.” – “Thus I learn to control my sugar.”

This turns out to be a little guide for Spanish and English words about diabetes. If anyone would like to provide more Spanish/English words to help kids with diabetes, please comment below.

Thanks to Monique Palomares from the Spanish version of Mama Lisa’s World for helping with the translation!

Mama Lisa

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