Like "Welcome to DC dnuora! I was 27 when diagnosed with Type 1 in 1976. Take one day at a time and you'll gain control of this. Continue to learn as much as you can about diabetes and specifically how it affects you. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Even after 36 years, I'm still learning and adapting. I started on an insulin pump last August after resisting it for many years. Now I'm sorry I waited so long; it's a fabulous device. This site is a fount of information and support. Lean on us when you need to; vent if it helps. Like James said, we've walked in these diabetic shoes....and I plan to keep on walking for many years more!"