This feels a bit like an epiphany, like something very big, perhaps even life altering. I know the roots of it have come from years of consideration and questioning, but last week it all came together in one very clear jolt. Diabetes is, simply put, uncomfortable. That's it in a nutshell. Diabetes is uncomfortable. Uncomfortable in it's treatment, the unending shots, set insertions, candulas, insulin boluses, blood tests, set removals, adhesive tapes, pumps and pump clips, glucose monitors, tired sites, sore fingers, low blood sugars, high blood sugars. The list goes on and on. Uncomfortable in it's persistence and unending demands. Each annoyance in its own right, totally bearable, but over the years, cumulatively, diabetes and all that it takes to do it well, adds up to a underlying subtext of discomfort. Pure and simple, diabetes is uncomfortable.