I have to remind myself sometimes that diabetes is a disease.
Not just an inconvenience, or an annoyance, but a disease. But in a sense, it's not the worst disease, and it can be managed to some degree with some success avoiding complications and premature death.
It's not terminal cancer. It's life changing, and it's treatable, not curable. Or maybe it's life changing because it is treatable.
Don't get me wrong; I'm not glad I got the disease, and it's not "the best thing to happen to me," but when all is said and done, I know I'd rather have a life-altering disease than a life-ending one. I'd rather have some disease I have some control over, than one I don't. I'd rather have it, where the methods and technology to treat it have almost been miraculous in a short time span. There are worse things to be diagnosed with.