I found this quote in the newspaper many years ago and it has served me well in my journey with diabetes. It really is the truth as I see it. And so it goes with dealing with a life with chronic illness. There isn't much you can do about having it but there is a lot you can control about how you handle having it.
I started this book many years ago too, in the spirit of aiming for grace. I took an old book about the propagation of sweet peas that I found at a 2nd hand book store and have been creating small collages about life, including diabetes, throughout. I work on it for chunks of time and then I stop for a while. What has been interesting is the discovery of a pattern, emerging through all the work over time. A pattern of dots and marks, derived from the unending ritual of injections and blood sticks. Small punctures in my body repeated thousands of times, again and again.
It's been quite a while since I've added to the book, so maybe I will again soon. In the meantime, here is one of the spreads that I have so far.