well, as some of you may know already (but for those who dont, let me say again), ive had diabetes type 1 since i was 9. im now 18 yrs old. as most have experienced and some are experiencing, when i was first diagnosed i was the only one in my family and the only one of my friends to have diabetes. 9 years later, the same still goes. when i was younger i was in a support group but didnt like it since i was the only one younger than 13 years old. i had noone to relate to, and since most adults and kids didnt understand what i was going through, i couldnt really express myself about how i felt. ever since, i had always thought to myself if there ever was a site where other betics could join together, get to know each other, share experiences. yesterday, i was elated to find this site. im glad i was able to find it and glad i could become a part of this community.