Diabetic Soundtracks

I love looking online for new songs that can be taken and applied to diabetes, especially when it gets hard and it's nice to have the reminder that we'll eventually see it through to the end.

A new, personal favorite of mine is by the "Newsboys," titled "Stay Strong." The title is pretty self explanatory, however I would Google the lyrics if I were you - they're really powerful. Had a bit of an emotional low over diabetes last night, so it was a fantastic pick-up when my family showed it to me today. My favorite, and in my opinion, most diabetic-related part:

"Stay strong
You are not lost
Come on and fix your eyes ahead
There's a new dawn to light our day, our day
We've gotta stay strong
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead
We've come too far to lose our way, our way

Get up, there's further to go
Get up, there's more to be done
Get up, this witness is sure
Get up, this race can be won
This race can be won"
- The Newsboys

A second song that I enjoy is "Stand" by Rascal Flatts. Good lyrics to Google, too.

"A Little Bit Longer" by Jonas Brothers is great, but what other songs does everyone else have in their diabetic soundtrack?



I always admire your depth!  Of course, when I read your title, my feeble mind immediatly retreated to Chambawamba's "I get knocked down" LOL

Thanks for sharing these and I am very glad you swung back up!



This one's easy - Alright, by Mercy Me.


WTF!!!  I just Googled for the lyrics, but you gotta see this for yourself.  I love MercyMe (their All that is Within Me album was instrumental in getting us through a family tragedy) but didn't know this about them...

Hit this link and click on Alright: http://www.mercyme.org/main/lyrics 

BUT...then check out the links on the right!  IMAGINE A CURE!  Great Murphy!  These guys were already my favourite band, but now they're rock legends...

Count it pure joy when the world comes crashin’
Hold your head up and keep on dancin’


For those of you 400 AD scholars out there, this song is ripped from the book of James.  Not a bad title for a book, I do admit!


Okay, so some more songs that I found online today.

The first I actually stumbled across when trying to Google A-D's suggestion. This first one is pretty humorous, at least as I found, because it's so straightforward. It's titled "I Got Knocked Down" ("But I'll Get Up"). Anyone else find it ironic that the first couple of lines of the song is "sitting in Hospital bed"? To me it's easily applied to diabetes. Well, perhaps without the "take some drugs so I can forget" line. I don't think we, or at least I, did that in the Hospital. Except for insulin - but that's a medicine. :)


It's by Joey Ramone

Really quickly, two more songs that are pretty good. Not my favorite style of music, but they have a good, diabetes-applicable messageJ:

1.) Times Like These by Foo Fighters

2.) Hold Your Head Up by Argent

These are great songs for diabetes, especially for the down-days :)


OK, this one is so ironic (look up the lyrics and think diabetes -- really, it'll get you too) that I keep cracking up every time I hear it: Welcome to my Life by Simple Plan. Here are some more of their songs that are also very nice for the Diabetic Soundtracks:

- The Worst Day Ever (bit of a downer -- but you know: there's still those days where it may be the 'worst day ever,' and all you need to do is hear a song about how much it sucks :) )

- One Day (hmmm... a bit of a stretch, but dig deep! Do I spy a bit of a cure notion behind the lyrics??)

- I'm Just a Kid (some very pleasing lines! 'why did this happen to me....' hmm, where is that familiar from? Especially for everyone that was diagnosed as children; it's hard sometimes for kids to understand why it would, you know?)

- Hear You Me (this reminds me how grateful I am to have diabetes... we should remember to say thank you for this, too)

Simple Plan is a bit rockish, but generally they are OK songs to get along with on the Diabetic Soundtracks. Let me know if you guys come across any other songs for the list. Enjoy!!

I can't believe that I haven't already posted this one; since the first time I heard this song, it's been associated in my mind with diabetes. It is 'Sieze the Day' from Newsies. To me it's a pretty powerful message that no matter what it be, diabetes or not, don't let it keep you down. It's a really good song :)

I bought the new Nickelback album Dark Horse and the song 'If Today Was Your Last Day' just stuck out there. Not sure why, but it did.

There are so many songs out there. Right now though, I have one that just is awesome and has many applications. Truthfully in the past month I have fallen in love with all their songs, but the band Tenth Avenue North really has a great song. It's called "By Your Side" Lyrics are:

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

(Chorus 2x)

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go

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I bought the new Nickelback album Dark Horse and the song 'If Today Was Your Last Day' just stuck out there. Not sure why, but it did.



Thanks for that post; I just listened to it (Rhapsody.com -- really great place to listen to music! Has [probably] everything; I always look up songs on there that are posted for Diabetic Soundtracks), and you know what the chorus reminds me of? Something I would listen to after I am cured. "If today was your last day:" of diabetes, maybe? And "could you say goodbye to yesterday"... that reminds me of my split feelings about when I am cured of diabetes, how hard will that be to get used to? Not finger pricking, not taking insulin... OK, it would be amazing, and an absaloute dream come true of course, but on the other hand, it would be hard to let go of something that has been such a prominant part of my life for quite a while, now. For instance, when I went on a pump, this may sound strange, but I missed Lantus in a way -- and each time the clock hit 9 pm, the time I did take my Lantus every night, I would think 'Huh. Lantus... I don't do that anymore...

Huh... Diabetes. I don't do that anymore....

Someday we'll say it.


Again, I just looked that up on Rhapsody, too. And, aw great, now I'm stuck on that song, too!

Thanks for the post; fits Diabetic Soundtracks perfectly :)

I've been meaning to update this for a while, since I heard this song. But we all know how "good" I am at getting around to updating posts ;) Which reminds me, I need to update that CGMS/arm site post.... eh, that's next on my list.

Anyway, this song is by Taylor Swift. It is called 'Change.' Personally, I think these lyrics are amazing in terms of the eventual cure for juvenile diabetes:

It's just a sad picture
The final blow hits you
Somebody else gets
What you wanted
You know
It's all the same
Another time and place
Repeating history
Just another episode

But I believe
In whatever you do
And I'll do anything
To see it through

Because these things
Will change
We can see it now
These walls
That they put up
To hold us back
Will fall down
It's a revolution
It's how we'll become
Who we're
Supposed to be
We'll sing hallelujah
We'll sing hallelujah

So you've been
Out numbered
When you've been
Out cornered
It's time to find
What you're
Fighting for

You're getting
Stronger now
From things
They never found
They might be better
But we're faster
And never scared

We've got the ways
That we can beat this
There's something
In your eyes
Says we can beat this

Because these things
Will change
We can see it now
These walls
That they put up
To hold us back
Will fall down
It's a revolution
It's how we'll become
Who we're
Supposed to be
We'll sing hallelujah
We'll sing hallelujah

Tonight we're
Standing on our feet
To fight
For what we worked
For all these years
The battle of long
It's the fight
Of our lives
We'll stand up
Champions one
And it's the night
We changed
We can see it now
When the walls
That they put up
To hold us
Back fell down
Coz it's a revolution
Throw your hands up
Coz we never give in
We'll sing hallelujah
We'll sing hallelujah

 It just screams "CURE!"
Kidding :) But the song still makes me smile.



I'm with you on Mercy Me!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the song Hold Fast!!!! It got me through my mother's battle with cancer as I had to drive 70 miles one way several times a week while she was sick. I just plugged that song in and heard it again and again on those drives. Still turn to it when I"m feeling a bit blue! Oh, gee, I didn't even check out the thing you said to on that web site...gotta do that now!

Thanks for sharing!


Ok, so this one isn't serious/thought-provoking at all but this actually happened to me just a couple of days ago.  I was in the car with a friend (not driving, thank goodness) and 'Low' by Flo Rida came on the radio.  For some reason I just kept laughing at it.  Which was odd because I've probably heard that song about 453264258940378 times in the last year and I've never found it gut-busting funny before.  Then it hit me:  Oh my gosh, I'm low while I'm listening to 'Low.'  So of course I tested and lo and behold, 49 mg/dL.  Oh irony.  I wish the radio could always tell me what my blood sugar was.  There's way less blood involved that way.  Haha.

A Little Bit Longer is my absolute favorite song! I love it the very most because Nick knows *exactly* how we all feel, and he wrote accordingly. 

It's not terribly meaningful but my personal favorite is "My Humps" by Fergie & the Black-Eyed Peas. I alternate replacing "humps" with "pumps," "injection bumps" etc. I'll paste the 1st verse for anyone who doesn't know which song I'm talking about. 

What you gon' do with all that junk?
All that junk inside your trunk?
I'ma get, get, get, get, you drunk,
Get you love drunk all tangled off up in my hump. pump!
My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps (Check it out)

Of course, this song is a lot funnier if you sing it to someone else (while pretending to be Fergie), who later on may potentially be getting "all tangled up" in your pump. ;-)

Alanis Morisette did a hilarious melodramatic music video cover of "My Humps" too.

I really like that!!

This is one of my newest favorites. It's not so much the theme of the song as it is the chorus that gets me every time I hear it:

Kelly Clarkson
Is it over yet
Can I open my eyes
Is this as hard as it gets
Is this what it feels like to really cry

As well as this part:
Whenever I see you
I'll swallow my pride and bite my tongue
Pretend I'm okay with it all
Act like there's nothing wrong

I love this song :)

Yesterday was my 6 year anniversary and I always just sit in my room and listen to music on that day. My number 1 is Hold On by Good Charlotte.

Hold on...if you feel like letting go
Hold on...it gets better than you know
Your days you say theyre way too long
And your nights you cant sleep at all (hold on)
And youre not sure what youre looking for
But you dont want to no more
And youre not sure what youre waiting for but you dont want to no more

I also like Untitled by Simple Plan

How could this happen to me
I've made my mistakes
got nowhere to run
The night goes on as I’m fading away
I'm sick of this life
I just wanna scream
How could this happen to me

Caroline (cause that's my full name :)) by Seventh Day Slumber

And when you’re feeling al alone and you can’t go on,
Remember I am here
And when you think you’ve gone too far,
I‘ll meet you where you are
My arms are open wide

and Overkill by Colin Hay.

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications
Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know I'll be alright
It's just overkill

Also yesterday, I became addicted to Jai Ho- redone by Pussycat Dolls for Slumdog Millionaire. 

Finally, "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba is amazing for this list!

There's a song called Hurt by Nine Inch Nails, which is clearly about drugs. But Johnny Cash (type 2) did a cover and I think the lyrics go to a whole new level.


I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way