Like "Oh you are NOT alone with the fears, feelings and frustrations of being diabetic. It's a complete lifestyle change but you should realize (although hard) that the changes you should make are those for the better. Being diabetic isn't nearly as bad as being an out of control diabetic. It's the complications of ignoring the condition that cause the problems. It is however a disease that makes self-motivation so important. Now, we all know what we should be doing for ourselves. That doesn't mean that we do it. The exercise thing is probably the hardest thing for a person to do alone so try to recruit a friend, family member or neighbor to work out with you and by work out, I am not talking about training for a bodybuilding competition. Find something you like ... walking, running, jumping rope, throwing a frisbee or whatever. Even housework helps to burn calories and provides movement. Try to find some things that work for you for weight training (cans of tomatoes or gallons of water) and / or cardio (ie quick walks around the block) and / or mobility. Does your YMCA or local gym have a pool for indoor water aerobics? You should be able to meet like minded people there. The testing is also something that we can't do for you but will sure help you determine what foods and activities work with you or against you. We are a very understanding family here so we're glad to have you with us. If there's something that I can do or say to help you, count me in - I will ALWAYS accept friend invites!!! You have taken a very big step by reaching out to us to walk this journey with you. Congratulations on that! "