I would have posted this as a comment to the blog called "Better Me than Someone Else," but the author of that blog has chosen to moderate comments, as is her prerogative. In that blog posting, she asserts that the reason she has been chosen to have diabetes is that she can cope with it better than other people.
As I said in my censored comment, all one has to do is to look around the boards and blogs a little to note that unfortunately, diabetes doesn't discriminate in favor of people who are capable of handling the disease better than other people. There are plenty of people--including some on TuD--who struggle mightily with depression, with diabulimia, with the inability to afford their diabetes supplies. Just because YOU (the general you, not the specific you) got diabetes doesn't mean that there aren't thousands of other people who also got diabetes. Your diabetes and theirs are not causally related. There is no statistically-minded deity out there shooting diabetes to the people who can "handle it" or who can "afford it" best. If it were the case that having diabetes could prevent someone ELSE from having diabetes, there are plenty of parents of babies and children with T1 who would love to have it if it could mean sparing their children.
I don't have a problem with optimism; it's the smugness and illogic that I can't stand.