Like "Hang in there. I know it is tough. But there are a lot of us out here who were dx'd as small children and most of us are doing just fine. I for one have been a diabetic for almost 40 years. I have or two mild symptoms but other than that I am fine. (my complications are a frozen shoulder and a touch of neuropathy in my feet). But those things could have happened just because of age...isnt that what they always say???"