Carol11 wrote that there is absolutely nothing to "smile" about. Oh man, trust me I feel like that all the time it can really get me down. I have such a difficult time dealing with diabetes and taking care of my health. I can go for months without taking a single blood sugar, but recently I have really gotten my stuf together and having been trying so hard.
So, I think the thing that has been motivating me and makes me smile is that realizing being different from everyone else really isn't so bad. Knowing that my friends and family really care about me and worry about me makes me smile. Knowing that if I ever get to the point again where I can't handle diabetes and don't wanna do it anymore, I will have people there to keep me going and push me to stay healthy.
Also, this site really made me smile. I don't know anyone really that has this disease. I feel so connected already to all of you and it makes me very emotional reading what everyone has to say because I feel the same exact way and I never thought anyone would be able to truly understand me.