I read in USA Today yesterday (March 23, 2009) that Mary Tyler Moore, the actress from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, has written a book about handling diabetes in her life.
She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 30. The book, Growing Up Again, offers a personal account of living with this disease.
When she first learned she had Type 1, she had a vision of "languishing on a chaise lounge, nibbling chocolates." She soon learned about sticking herself to check her glucose level, and injecting herself with a syringe.
She has now lost a lot of her vision, which means she can't enjoy a lot of her hobbies. But she remains upbeat and courageous.