7 years ago? Medical professionals were saying that exact phrase to me, 37 years ago. They were saying that probably 50+ years ago. Eternal optimists.
@supersam101, if you don’t mind my opinion, don’t get caught up in the trap. This << this part right now>>> IS your life, so don’t waste another minute wishing it were different. marveling about how great it would be…IF…
similarly, I bet that doctor will not be the only one, ever, to tell you something you wanted to hear… it’s totally up to you what you do with that information. A little Irish lady told me “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is”, and she also said, “in this life you are either laughing or crying… so pick one”.
a pancreas transplant isn’t a cure, either. like you said, the transplant requires you to take immuno-suppressant drugs, you get to make insulin, but those drugs are very hard on your body, so much so that these transplants are often last-ditch efforts to keep you alive, not really a alternate therapy choice is you ask me.
I do get what you are saying, but I think everyone has stuff to deal with in their lives. every has a “Cross to bear” or a boat anchor to drag, or other huge complication or stress to deal with, no to not deal with as they live their lives. I hope you can find peace with diabetes, and find out how to do the things you want to do, and do the things that make you happy.