I think I've been searching for a philosophy about my life with diabetes for a very long time. Something that can help me make sense of this strange experience with chronic illness. For me, a picture of the reality of a situation always helps me as the beginning of any growth process or change. Once I have an understanding of the truth, the way things really are, I can usually develop a philosophy to cope with it. I've done this process a number of times in my life when faced with some very difficult things. It's how I've been able to have as rich of a life as I've had, in spite of some very hard stuff that's happened along the way.