I was dx'd when I was 2. In many ways that's a huge blessing because it's all I've ever known. In 43 years of living this adventure, I've seen every iteration of diabetes care possible. Be thankful you didn't have to go through using the same syringe over and over again, boiling it after each use, until it got too dull to use.
It has truly been a wonderful adventure filled with many life lessons! I'm blessed to say I have zero complications and had two perfectly normal pregnancies. I ride a motorcycle (as the driver, never the passenger) and never let having diabetes stop me from doing anything. I'm firmly committed to rolling with it and not letting it get me down. Nothing surprises me at this point, so I don't get emotionally hung up on sugars that don't do what I want or expect them to. The biggest frustration I've had lately is that my "new" insulin pump sets off metal detectors (the old one never did), so I always wind up in the "high security/suspected terrorist" line in banks, airports, etc. LOL