Definition of insanity
“Managing diabetes is like being on a roller coaster blindfolded! You never know what is coming.
Insanity is defined as: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Well…[w]ith diabetes, I can do the exact same thing twice with two completely different results. It drives me crazy!”
I’ll think of that the next time I have a “WTF” moment at 2am! 🙂
On a more thoughtful note – aiming for grace posted a link to a NYT article, When the Body Decides to Stop Following the Rules, about the philosophical stance Loren Berlin ended up taking in dealing with her own chronic illness.
“When I get scared, I focus on a definition of fate provided to me by a professor in college. Describing an ancient Greek perspective, he explained that fate could be imagined as a plot of fenced land. The individual cannot control where the fence stakes are placed. But every person determines for herself how she maneuvers within the enclosed space. That I have ulcerative colitis is a fence post hammered into the ground at a very unfortunate angle. How I live my life with the disease is my decision.
And my decision is to be hopeful.”