Hi. I was diagnosed as an adult at 36. i only knew that it could be t1 because one of my very good friends at the time had been diagnosed 18 months before me!
It does take some time to get used to doing everything and accepting all of the changes that have to be made. i was angry for quite a while, i have to say. it just seemed so unfair, there i was, just moved to a new city, started a new job, knowing like three people here (and not well) and BOOM, oh hi diabetes. it is never a good time for diabetes.
i think back to those first couple of months and i think, wow, that was pretty scary. i got two days of D education at the local teaching hospital and that was it. i was on my way armed with my lancets and strips and insulin and a piece of paper with carb measurements for different foods. it was good enough to start but i learned so much more information for day to day things on tuD.
you wont believe how much easier it will get, how much better you will be able to deal with everything, how you will just KNOW what to do, how it will become so routine, just another part of you, a part of you that, at times, looms larger than you want it to, but most times just something to take care of.
when i was first diagnosed, i was so strict about food, eating the same thing every day, weighing everything, freaking out and CRYING if i saw a number over 200. any number like that, anything less than perfect control was seen as a personal failure. i really could not accept that sometimes i wasnt going to like the numbers, that i wasnt always going to win the D game. now i accept that a couple of bad numbers are not going to kill me, that i have to LIVE, i have to have that cheesecake once in a while, or that summer ice-cream, or that nyc pizza.
i think what DrBB said about keeping some insulin production when diagnosed as an adult is true for me. as long as i eat reasonably well and exercise i am able to keep things under control most of the time. enjoy your honeymoon, may it be long and stable!
book recommendation to help: the book of better by chuck eitken. really a feel better book. you cant read it without laughing out loud while getting some good advice.
for more D info, more day to day what-to-do stuff: think like a pancreas by gary scheiner.
and yes, diabetes really sucks!
good luck with everything, it only gets easier!