Whenever I speak to any crowd I use my diabetes and passion for sports to get a very simple point across, if you bring diabetes in to something you love, you will love your diabetes. It doesn't matter if it is math, history or astrology somehow you can relate it to diabetes. For example, if you love numbers or math diabetes is nothing but math, diabetes is figuring out the correct equation to have that elusive perfect blood sugar. You can be sitting at a desk for hours figuring out equations between high carb meals, insulin amounts and incorporating any physical activity. It works for almost any profession, the important thing is to make sure that your diabetes is along for the ride in anything that you do.
When you bring diabetes in to the things you love everything changes. Coworkers are often asking me about number side of my diabetes. I often get "How much insulin would you need for this meal?" Answering with the carb ratio equation is great because it will often throw them for a loop, throw in exercise, lower insulin and people are lost. It is easier said than done, but when you love your diabetes the way you love your profession you will have that A1C that you want.