Like "After 49 years of T1, the best thing I did was to go to school at the Joslin Clinic for a week to learn all about the disease and how to handle it. I know you may consider this excessive, but remember, you'll have to deal with it the rest of your life. And, once you're in the routine, it's just not that big a deal. The main objective is to not give up because while you're out of control, your body is developing irreversible complications that will haunt you in later life. Fear of failure is what keeps me on the "straight and narrow". Good luck. "