Thank you for you kind words Terry. This poem was written from the perspective of a T1 diabetic which I am not, as you know I am T2. I have always felt a close kinship to T1 folks because my T2 has evolved to be much like that of a T1.
After I wrote this I felt that I had portrayed what it is like to be T1 as best as anyone not actually living with it can. Your word and the words of others here helps to confirm my feelings…
I pray that one day we all, Type 1s, Type 2s and the other types, will receive the best Christmas gift of all, a cure for diabetes.