I am a newly diagnosed diabetic.. so new that they are unsure of which type i am. I have an appointment on Monday and they will do some more lab work to determine if i have type 1 or 2. I am 22 years old, just recently got married, no kids yet and im a senior in college. I come from a big family of diabetics, both my mom n dad are type 2 diabetics. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and the dr. gave me metformin to take until they were able to determine which type i had. When she told me i was diabetic i started to cry, i grew up thinking you would get diabetes if you were way overweight... well i am chubby and could lose some weight but didnt think i was that bad. I was and still am a bit ashamed to admit i have this disease and kind of brushed it off, these past 3 months ive been in denial and havent checked my sugars & stopped taking my medication, i have been feeling so drained and exhausted and cant seem to do anything, my kidneys hurt and i just ignore it. I know im being stupid thats why i finally set up a new appointment. My parents both got on me to take care of myself but i didnt want to hear it. The other day i checked my blood sugar just for the hell of it and it was 404 !!!! i was really shocked.. and i knew then it was time to stop being stupid and take care of myself.