So I was diagnosed in June of 2006 when I had to immediately go to the ER because I was experiencing sleepless nights, severe back pain, yadda yadda yadda. That is when they told me my sugar was over 700.
I have had very little education in the matter except doing my own research online and trying to control it by myself. I have never been part of any group events or participated even remotely close to any other diabetics.
I say all this to invite people to speak about how they deal with diabetes on a day to day basis. Going over some of the older discussions; I feel a little better in knowing that alot of the pains of diabetes is not only experienced by myself.
Look for friends.