Hi Summer - Welcome to the club! Sorry you had to join :)
I am a Type-2 guy who went from paying little-or-no attention to anything through Insulin before every meal. I am now paying CLOSE attention and no longer need to use any insulin, but I do continue to pay attention to what is going on. I won't run through my whole song and dance, it's on my website if you're interested.
I was where you are 3-or-4 years ago, and I firmly believe that is as permanent a part of the rest of my life as managing my glucose level is. From my experience David's comments are valid, and if you are looking for a time-absorbent activity, there are a BUNCH more places to on the web.
My advice is:
1. You need to be in control, that means YOU are The Boss
2. Keep good records of glucose test results, food intake, and insulin usage if applicable.
3. Track all of the other diabetes related factors (exercise, medications, weight) which in my mind are just the "normal stuff" everyone should be paying attention to.
4. Work with the Diabetes Education and Support Team, they are a FANTASTIC resource.
AND last but not least
5. Remember, YOU are The Boss, everyone else are members of your Support Team who depend on you actions and the information you collect.
the fact that you are hear asking for input says to me you are well ahead of where I was until about 3-years after my Doc started focusing on my glucose level. Keep up that view and you'll be getting fitted for your The Boss hat.