I was diagnosed type 1 in 1961. Now that I'm 61, I decided to try on-line communities. I live in a rural area and only know one type 2. The support group I tried a few years ago spent too much time making themselves depressed. tudiabetes seems lively.
I'm a very poor example of a regulated diabetic. However, I've had only minor complications so far. I attribute it to the fact that I did physical labor in a warehouse for years and to meditation. No other way to explain it.
In 1961 we tested our urine in test tubes, used glass syringes and metal needles. I regularly forgot that the syringes and needles were in a pot boiling on the stove and ruined them. The metal needles got blunter with each use.
When I was diagnosed, the doctor told my mother and I that if I was very careful I might make it to age 60. I crossed that finish line.
I'm not a good candidate for a pump, but the pens and Breeze2 are miracles as far as I'm concerned. In fact, being alive and well is a pretty good miracle.