Like "Well, I am 33, and was diagnosed with type 1 at 29, so I not sure I am really qualified to answer this question just yet, but I will anyways. Honestly, not much has changed for me since I got everything under control. I have always had a positive outlook before my diagnosis and especially after the diagnosis. I have not even had one down and out whoa is me day, but I see others that do. I'm kind of lucky in that I was raised by positive people all my life including my grandfather who was dying of cancer and was joking constantly until the day he died. I just find life amusing I guess. I love life, and don't even see diabetes as a bump in the road. I look at it like it could have been worse. I could have been diagnosed with something so horrible that I may not survive. I wasn't, though, I was diagnosed at 29 with diabetes. I read about young children dying of cancer and other horrible diseases, and that makes me sad, but for me staying positive makes this that much easier. I do have a very good supporting cast from my friends, family, co-workers, and of course my doctors. I suppose I am pretty lucky, because when I found out I had type 1 diabetes the true motivation was that I wanted to see my little boys grow up and have families of their own. My family is and will always be my motivation even if things are harder to control. I will, and have always done the best I could possibly do from the day I was diagnosed to the present day, so I guess the thing I have learned the most is to stay positive and live for today, and not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow is guaranteed for no one whether you have a disease or not, so today should always be the day to enjoy, but doing everything possible to make sure that I can see as many todays that I possibly can. Your fellow diabetic, and rambler, Chad"