So I tried out the insulin. It didn’t hurt. In fact, I am not sure it actually worked, since it didn’t hurt. Shouldn’t it have hurt?

However, my BG numbers were just right last night and this morning. So the doctor was right and I was overreacting to the idea of having to use insulin.

The doctor also said I should liberalize my eating. More good fats, he told me. He wants me to gain 10 or 15 pounds, to get back to what I think of as my normal weight.

I look forward to eating healthy foods and not having to obsess about whether a particular combination of foods will help me stay in range or not.

#2 daughter told me I should not think that using insulin means I did not win. Instead, I should think of it as a triumph of science, one that I get to be a part of.

She’s right.