There are days when I feel just battered by diabetes. Both physically and emotionally. These last couple of weeks have been tough, dealing with routine changes from holidays, "celebratory" meals outside my usual diet, challenging medical procedures as well as the standard ups and downs of life with diabetes. I've had a couple of highs and lows that were off the chart, particularly hard on my body as well as my spirit. This morning as I lay in bed before I started my day, I realized how emotionally worn out I am by all this physical challenge. I'm tired to my heart of having to constantly deal with this disease. I know that this feeling will pass as my day takes on momentum and I get on with my regular life, but for now, at this very moment, I need to acknowledge how I'm feeling. A little shaky and a bit emotionally bruised from all the "dealing".