I was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago, when I was 16 years old. Since then, I guess I've just been feeling a little angry about it and then I feel incredibly guilty about being angry. I know that there are much younger children who get this and I know that "it could have been worse" and I feel weak and immature for being angry. I love my parents and I know that they're trying their best to help me but they just can't understand what I'm feeling. When I was first diagnosed, they were 100% behind me and then they sort of just gradually did less and less. But, what's worse is that now they say "It's been 2 Years! You should be used to this by now!" and it hurts me because it shows that they don't really understand how much diabetes has affected me. Before I got sick I was a perfect student and I was in perfect health. Before I was diagnosed my grades suffered because of the high blood sugar and after I was diagnosed I suffered from severe depression which also hurt my grades. Yet I still graduated from high school with a high gpa and having taken 11 AP classes. I'm on a gap year now before college. I traveled through Europe and Northern Africa and I taught English in the Sudan for 3 months. Now I just want to focus on my own health. I want to exercise more and learn how to cook and I want to gain more control over my Diabetes. I'm working to get my A1C low enough to get an insulin pump. I'm working hard but I find my family's lack of sympathy a little bit discouraging. That's why I joined tudiabetes, I'm just looking for a little bit of support from people who understand what I'm feeling.