Like "Since I live alone, I guess I'm an island. The responsibility for the care and feeding of me, is mine. My family does respect my dx and support my choices, but they're not here all the time. I recently made a new friend in my neighborhood who was dxd diabetic earlier this year. She actually looks to me for advice and I do try to help her, but it's strange sometimes because I know I'm not as strict as I should be. It does help me though too, because I want to be a good example for her."