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The Tummy Beast

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Listlad, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I read this Roald Dahl poem to my daughter occasionally. Reading it last night it reminded me of some of the posts and concerns about carb addiction etc. Hopefully it might give some fun to those who find it hard to avoid snacking on carbs. The poem kicks off with:


    One afternoon I said to mummy,
    “Who is this person in my tummy?...

    And then goes on to say:

    There is a person in my tummy!
    “He talks to me at night in bed,
    “He’s always asking to be fed,
    “Throughout the day, he screams at me,
    “Demanding sugar buns for tea.
    “He tells me it is not a sin
    “To go and raid the biscuit tin.

    The whole poem can be read here:

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51659/the-tummy-beast
     
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    #1 Listlad, Nov 5, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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  2. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful poem - thank you made me laugh
     
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    DumfriesDik Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant, so true. I am always hungry.
     
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    Rylando88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh my god I had NO idea someone had written a poem about me
     
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  5. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    There is more of a story behind this poem. My eldest daughter recited it at parents evening as an 11 yo, from memory. Ironically she eventually became a dietetic nurse.

    I do enjoy reading it to my kids.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Is that a DSN or a nurse with diabetes?
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Google will solve your conundrum.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I think this covers it:

    “the branch of knowledge concerned with the diet and its effects on health, especially with the practical application of a scientific understanding of nutrition”

    So a dietetics nurse is involved with that area of nursing care.
     
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    elsalisa Type 1 · Active Member

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    Great poem. :) I try to ignore the beast but sugar addiction wins quite often. :(
     
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