I have trouble thinking of certain aspects of my diabetes in the long term. It's not that I don't imagine that I won't still have this disease in 40, or 50, or 60 years - it's more that I can't imagine doing 60 years worth of blood sugar testing 10+ times a day. I can think about doing that tomorrow. I can imagine myself doing it for the rest of this week, and probably well into the New Year... but imagining doing this for decades down the line? ...it's just hard to picture that version of the future.
Some days, all of this is fine. It's not good (it's never good), but it's sort of manageable.
Other days, it's 2am and I can't sleep so I'm up reading about smart insulins and encapsulation and other things that sound wonderful but are very far away from
anything real, but at least reading about them helps me to feel like I can look at some of the hope that these people have for a different future.