We have no idea what goes on behind the scenes.
We take it for granted.
Then, when something (like a pancreas) breaks down we take notice.
Watching what happens to Mr T’s blood glucose levels through frequent daily monitoring, noticing how it rises when he eats carbs and how it drops when he gets insulin, and all the up and downs in between, I have realised how well and quickly our body deals with both external and internal influences.
My body keeps my blood glucose level in a narrow bracket between 4-6mmol, or thereabout, no matter what I do. It amazes me:
It automatically adjusts its insulin production for all the changes happening in the body: the changing level of physical activity, secretion of other hormones which happen without us really noticing like when the body grows or when we get scared, or for the effects of the body being busy fighting a virus or some other illness.
That is only a glimpse into our body from the "broken pancreas point of view", but even with that bit not functioning fully, our body still performs other million functions, smoothly and without us even paying attention to it.
It is a perfect machine. Let’s look after it, it deserves it.