I'm a college student too and I've had diabetes for 17 years. Diabetes sucks- that's the truth, but it does get better! Don't listen to anybody who tries to tell you that it's your fault you got diabetes because it's not. There is nothing you could have done to have prevented it, it's just really bad luck. Good news, finger pricks eventually stop hurting. You get so good at it you can do it while walking or in the dark. I can't really say the same about shots or pumps, you kinda just get used to expecting the pain. I know it's really hard to wait, but it takes time to figure out your insulin doses and to learn how to count carbs accurately. But soon you will start seeing 5's and 6's. So for now, keep up your positive attitude! Follow your nurses advice, keep testing your BG. It helps to write down your numbers, food and exercise to figure stuff out. Some exercise actually makes you go higher, not lower-annoying, I know. Everyone's body is different so it's kind of trial and error. But know that you are NOT alone. YOU CAN DO THIS!