Diabetes is an impressive foe. While it often follows some math formulas, it can pivot on a dime and change direction, many times seemingly at random. The difficulty to master its treatment makes it a wily opponent.
But when things go your way, when your food, insulin, exercise, and sleep are balanced, it's satisfying to watch a sub-100 line go sideways for hours. Diabetes makes me feel accomplished because I know, from first-hand hard-won experience, that diabetes plays for keeps and does not tame easily. When I feel like I'm steering, it gives me pleasure.