Things never stand still with diabetes though. It's a constant grind of getting it to work OK, then things seeming to change for no readily apparent reason, then working out what these 'new rules' mean while enduring days of chaotic numbers, then getting it to work OK again... and on... and on... and on...
I just read a quotation that someone posted on a forum which so eloquently summed up this feeling that I wanted to share it here:
“And even the constant need for decisions might be tolerable, if only the results were predictable. Few things generate burnout like the awful frustration of having followed instructions and done everything just right and still to be failing to get the diabetes into control. At those times it seems no use to continue to try.
Think how discouraging it is to fail at something you really wanted to do. Then consider what it must feel like to be failing at something you didn't want to do in the first place.”
Joan Williams Hoover