Like "Howdy msann My name is Barbara. I live in a small farming community south of Fresno. I was diagnosed during my pregnancy of my 2nd son. I thought once he was born that I wouldn't have to worry about diabetes. WRONG! With the the he would not come down the canal properly the doctor had to perform a C- Section. He came out weighing 10 lbs, 14oz. This put a stress on my heart; I experienced cardiac arrest three times before things were under control. At my first post prenatal exam my blood sugar was at 300 or so. The doctor told me to watch the food I ate, get exercise and watch my level of stress. RIGHT! Well, anyway I went on for a couple of years without further education or instructions. Then behold I had an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. Our country doctor then put me on a pill for my blood sugar. Maybe had I been really faithful I would not have had to go to insulin. I was in denial. I didn't have diabetes. Well, once I learned the proper way to give myself injections daily I began to feel better. Well, to make a long story short, I am now on the PUMP. Love it! But it can be a hazzle. What I am trying to say to you is don't let diabetes control you, you control it. I know from first hand experience that it can be very frustrating, scary and an adjustment to your way of life. But once you accept the fact and start doing all of the things you should, it will be easy and better for you. Hospitals put on Diabetic classes. If you can attend them. They are very useful. The nurses and dieticians that present the classes are very knowledgeable and willing to help you attain your goals. Hopefully this is somewhat helpful. Don't feel you're out there all by yourself. Feel free to contact any one of us at any time. Someone will get back to you. Take care, Barbara (buffynana)"