Robert Doucette [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

History and literature are overrun with examples of conversions: from Saul’s journey on the Road to Damascus in the New Testament, to the overnight transformation of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”.

For the first 40 of my 50+ years living with type 1 diabetes I operated under the assumption that if I only had the right combination of insulin doses and carefully measured what I ate, then I would have the best diabetes control possible. I also told thousands of patients to do the same.

Boy, was I misinformed!