I am new to tudiabetes.com. I saw Manny on a talkshow. I thought this would be something neat to check out because I have always been too shy to go to a support group. I had been going to an older doctor who seemed to mostly see Type 2 diabetics. I had been seeing him since I became diabetic in 1993 and just never changed. Over these recent years, I felt like I needed a change, like I needed to be around more diabetics like me, younger and active, and to see a doctor who I could relate to a little more, so I got up the nerve and changed to a doctor who sees lots of Type 1 diabetics AND he is on a pump AND all of their diabetic educators are on pumps. How cool is that? Well, not for them, but for their patients it is. Everyone there is capable to answer questions AND understands what it's like to be diabetic and on a pump. So this has been a very positive thing for me. So was finding this site! I look forward to finding other diabetics out there with similar experiences, and hope that it will help me to feel more "normal" as I hope to come out of my diabetic "shell".