Like "Hi Devon, YES - it gets better. I've had type 1 diabetes for 10 years now. It still is very hard some days but MOST days are good. I hated the first few months after my diagnosis, when I was just getting used to things. So many people thought I was "counting carbs" for diet reasons and gave me grief (b/c, like you, I'm a normal 125 lbs) before they knew what I was doing. Please also know that YOU did not cause this to happen - healthy eating, healthy weight...nothing contributes/takes away from getting this disease. Instead of looking really far ahead where it looks too hard to handle, please just take one day or even hour at a time for now. But please also know that it DOES get better - I live a completely normal life, with three kids and a great husband. Take care..."