What an interesting post idea, Carmen. I'll chime in -
What I've learned from my diabetes (30 plus years and counting):
It can be managed and complications avoided...no matter what "they" say.
There are way worse things than diabetes and there is more to life than diabetes...I know this from experience.
The world does not revolve around how many or what kind of carbs I can or should eat today...it is silly to expect this.
My type of diabetes is not the priority for the market, so I have to ignore most of what "they" say to manage it today.