Much of the ill-tempered railing against women that has characterized the popular writing of the last two years is a half-hearted attempt to find a way back to a more balanced relationship between our biological selves and the world we have built. So women are scolded both for being mothers and for not being mothers, for wanting to eat their cake and have it too, and for not wanting to eat their cake and have it too.
Having diabetes doesn't mean that you can never enjoy a piece of cake or pie. It does mean that you may have to identify what you will skip - for example, bread or mashed potatoes - in order to have a piece of cake or pie. It also means that you cannot eat the whole pie, but rather one small piece. If you do have diabetes ... discipline now will have great rewards later.