In June of 2008, I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic. This type of diabetes is often abbreviated as T-2, thus "T Minus Two".
I treat my diabetes through oral medications and trying to implement lifestyle changes. At this time, I do not need to take insulin, the substance needed by all Type 1 diabetics and some T-2s to stay alive. (Because T-2 is a progressive disease, however, I may someday require insulin.)
As such, my life is significantly different from many other PWDs. (PWDs is "persons with diabetics", a term preferred by some.) I am not at this point exposed to many of the more dangerous aspects of life with the disease, nor to many of the more aggravating aspects.
Nevertheless, I feel that I have some things to say. Saying them may help me: conceivably, they may help others. Providing a little entertainment would also be good -- while I'm a serious person in many ways, humor comes easily (and sometimes oddly).