Hi, Peter. Welcome to the club. The "I've lived a long time with diabetes and all its ups and downs" club. The "why can't I get my act together?" club. The "I'm sick of people confusing type 1 with type 2" club. And so on.
I used to think diabetes was my problem and my burden. Then, when I started to meet more people (and lots of them were virtual meets online), I realized a shared burden starts to look a teeny bit less like a burden and a little bit more like a challenging character-builder. Of course, it's easier to think that on a good blood sugar day
I echo Danny's comments about using online support if you can't easily find in-person support. There are all kinds of people with diabetes conversing at all hours on this and other networks. If you use Twitter, check out the hashtags #bgnow, #bgwed (Wednesdays), and #sweatbetes to see people post numbers and encourage each other.
Contact the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Diabetes Association chapters in your region; they can refer to support groups. But you'll probably have to attend one or more to find one that has the right mix of type 1 attendees and support. Best wishes!