Of course, none of that is irony. What's ironic is that diabetes, in and of itself, really doesn't have any symptoms. Until things actually start breaking down under the strain and you go blind, lose limbs, or just, yanno, die, high blood sugar doesn't actually FEEL like anything.
LOW blood sugar, on the other hand, just sucks. I get the jitters, or I sleep all day, or (most annoyingly), I start to get spots in my vision that won't go away until I eat something. *sigh* It's a lot like someone once described quitting smoking - it's not that you live longer, it just SEEMS like longer. Except, of course, that I will (hopefully), live longer. And without the really unpleasant and nasty effects of diabetes.