One thing that struck me every time you saw a photo of Bradley was that he was always smiling. Sure we only saw a small fraction of his life. But what we saw was a young lad living his life as full as he could. Despite the tragedy of his short life, he seemed to have a positive life. This emphasises the point that mental outlook makes a huge difference - as much as physical illness. Unfortunately, with diabetes, it is the physical disease which is usually treated and, unless we shout (scream?) for help, the mental, emotional side is left for us to sort out alone or with our friends and family if we are lucky. Many people on this forum have shown how thinking positively and wanting to overcome the trials that diabetes throw at us, we can make our diabetes management better. It makes me feel that diabetes can be (or lead to) a disease of the mind as well as a disease of the body.