Like "I know how you feel. I was diagnosed a yr ago. I was shocked, shed a few tears driving home from the Dr. Office and felt discouraged. Right away changed my diet (i was way over weight) also strictly monotoring my carbs for blood sugar control. I felt thrown to the wolves because i felt like i was given little if no direction from my dr. Confusion set in. Checked out info on computer everwhere i could. Got a grip of myself and started taking care of me. Had a lot of support from my adult daughter. I've lost 62 lbs, enjoy walking and have incorporated additional exercise in my routine. Loving life! Thanking God that diabetes has made me make better health choices. You can have victory with diabetes. Who knows, maybe the day will come when i dont have it anymore, but for now it is being controlled :-)"