Like "Devon, seems to me that Richard is living proof that you can live a long and healthy life with diabetes. I've been at it 52 years myself, and am healthy, active, etc. May I offer a happy observation? It will be easier than you think. You already aren't overweight, and you're active. You most likely don't have bad eating habits (if you did, you'd be overweight). And one more thing. Some won't agree with this, but you don't have to obsess over the numbers. It's important to know about carbs, fats, and proteins, but some of us have *never* counted the little buggers, and are doing fine long-term. Throw in some multi-vitamin/mineral supplements, remember to laugh, and you'll be fine. Enjoy! Ed"