I'm always trying to come up with a good metaphor to explain diabetes to the rest of the world. Lately, I've been thinking that having diabetes is a lot like that computer in the television show Lost. Every 108 minutes (or so) the diabetes requires some maintenance. At first you say, "Sure, all I have to do is press this button? That sounds easy." But then as time goes by you start to think, "Why do I have to press the button?" and "I wish I could just watch this two hour movie without thinking about pressing that darn button." And still later pressing that button one more time begins to seem oppressive. Your life stretches out before you as one long repetitive and sometimes seemingly meaningless task. But still people say, "It's just a button, how hard can it be?"