DX in '92 after 12 months of frustrating illnesses, loss of weight, vision and all energy i quickly adapted to life as Diabetic.
What was harder was the rebellious teenage (and into 20's) years where i needed to learn that life is different and decisions needed to be made. Getting the pump 4 years ago has changed my life, as will a CGM when i can afford one :(
Diabetes education and research is critical to such advances in diagnosis, treatment, management and hopefully one day a cure!!