In case you haven’t heard, diabetes isn’t just a disease, it’s a lifestyle. I’ve been living it long enough to know it sucks... I’ve put my complaints to paper, although I can’t quite remember why I started. Maybe I thought my dark sense of humor would pay off someday, somehow? So, thanks for helping me out: if you’ve got a few minutes, grab a seat and let me enlighten you.
Haidee S. Merritt is a self-proclaimed realist. Her collection of cartoons spans a period of more than a decade, starting out as nothing more than a few doodles and growing to represent a lifetime of personal struggles and experiences. Don’t get me wrong, she’s not dead. Quite the contrary, she is living day in and day out with Type 1 diabetes. Death would be like recess to a third grader.
Haidee has a BA in Literature and Classics from the University of Washington in Seattle but has studied throughout the world. She now resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.