Like "To any interested readers: I was diagnosed a Type 1 Diabetic, Feb.1977 when I was a senior in high school, and I must admit I was quite devastated, but since I was so young & in relatively good shape I would do an alright job in controlling my diabetes, even though in hind sight I know it could have been much better. This was a point in my life and most people lives in this age group, of transition. Well to make a long story shorter, I am now taking insulin (Humalog at each meal & Lantus once a morning) for my Type 1 & since this past June was prescribed Metformin tabs twice a day for Type 2. I have always struggled trying to maintain my blood sugars in the normal range, however, it has been harder the older I became. I was on the pump approx. a year and a half ago, and I loved it and the freedoms and flexibilities it allowed me. One thing I would recommend to all readers, is to see if their is a camp during the summer for kids with diabetes, I volunteered at one here in Georgia, that they have for a week every summer for kids with diabetes between the ages of 8 - 12, and for kids between ages 13 - 17, to teach and show kids how to manage their diabetes and be able to do just about whatever they want to do &/or need to do, and still live well with their diabetes. The name of the camp was Camp Kudzu, it was through the local JDF in the area. All of the campers were Diabetics and most of the volunteers or at least half were Diabetics as well. This camp was a great motivation for me and a great learning tool for myself, helping these kids overcome some fears,learn some new things and make friendships that sometimes last a lifetime. I volunteered with the camp the first five years it was started, the summer of 2000, here in Georgia."