I'm glad you found this site, too. We people with diabetes (PWD) can offer to each other something almost all doctors can't. They have all their study and textbook learning but only a novice competency at insulin dosing. We live with diabetes all day, every day. With a good attitude, paying attention, focused trial and error testing, our competence in treating and living with diabetes far surpasses what even the specialist diabetes doctors and diabetes educators can offer.
The most significant tactics for dealing with diabetes I learned here (and in books) but never once learned in 32 years of 4x/year medical visits.
I congratulate you for your aggressive self-advocacy. Some doctors may think we don't have the capacity to deal with diabetes well but your belief in yourself trumped that and you found a way. Life is short; we can't waste time with ignorant doctors.
I've found that diabetes knowledge, especially gained from other PWD, combined with the willingness to test and analyze results is the answer the living well with diabetes.
Welcome to TuD. I look forward to reading more about you!