I'm originally from Toronto, Canada and now live in a small city in the middle of Texas, I packed up & moved here in 2006 to marry my guy. We have 2 four legged fur babies.
I was diagnosed as a type 2 on October 23, 2007 and re-diagnosed as a type 1 on October 8, 2008, it took changing doctors 3 times to finally get one that would listen to me and actually read my test results.
At diagnosis I was 118lbs and 5'8", my A1C was 12.1% and my random glucose reading was 550.
I'm still a little overwhelmed with everything but it gets a little easier everyday. Unfortunately we're 3 hours from anywhere with any sort of in person support but my husband and his family have been fantastic. Between the blogs I've discovered, books I've read and forums like this I'm slowly finding my way.