On healthcare conference hashtags

This is not to say

‘There aren’t good eggs’

who care about people with diabetes

like you

like me

who recognize the humanity in us all

who dry the tears and wipe the blood


It is to say that ‘we’

the hashtag statistics

the numbers

the time in range

whatever that is

the semantics we are spoonfed

while poked and prodded relentlessly

CGM needles piercing the abdomen

lining the pockets of the yacht owners

‘This is us’

so-called specimens under the microscope


are still worthy