I had surgery in 2013, after which I learned I was diabetic. When I heard that I’d be injecting insulin four times a day, I thought I’d never enjoy cake, ice cream or chocolate again. I soon learned that I could still enjoy these treats (addictions?), just in smaller amounts.

Here’s the safety tie-in. When I say “be safe,” I don’t mean we should never do unsafe things, or we could never drive to work, use a backyard grill, go swimming, or enjoy many of life’s niceties (let alone the necessities). When we undertake any dangerous activity, we need to know our capabilities and take steps to ensure that we do it in such a way that we will …

Be Safe!