So, I read the blogs about having a Diabetes free day and the comments stirred another burning question I have..What is easier?? Being a T1 as a child or living more than 1/2 a life and then becoming a T1. I was recently diagnosed at 45 and I miss my old life. Everyone says you can do everything and eat everything just the same BUT it is not true!! I used to spend hours at the beach swimming, reading, relaxing, drinking pina coladas etc....Now, I am lucky to get an hour there and it's constant worries about sugar,dehydration, insulin to hot, pump with sand, on/off with pump to swim and Forget the Pina colada! The foods, I used to eat when I wanted and anything I wanted. Now, it's a constant measuring, counting and recalculating my life. Had to quit Zumba and aerobics as I can't get the food/exercise right..Don't say be patient and keep trying..I figured all this out to get to where I was prior to this dreaded disease. I liked the old me and I knew my limits.Maybe I was spoiled with how I lived BUT DAM IT I want to be me again and not some different pseudo-me!!I don't want to refigure me out!! WAH!!! Ok, I feel better!