I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.
From my experience (diagnosed almost 5 years ago, at age 21), it will sink in in waves. I remember in the beginning shots were a big deal for me cause i have been afraid of needles. Everyone thinks that is the worse part of diabetes. But after a while, I didn't think twice about giving shots (in college, I even gave them while running to class!).
There is a lot to learn, but the important thing is to pace yourself and trust that you will find your routine. I can hardly remember life without diabetes. It feels like such a normal thing now. And there are very few times where it really interfered in my life.
The best thing is to realize that you are not alone! There are tons of people here living great lives with diabetes.
Feel free to ask questions as they come up. You will get a ton of responses here from people with years of experience!
Welcome to our family Stephen! Please when you find time will you put up a pic for us? that pic can be of you or something you love like mine I have my 1st granddaughter here when I get a pic of my 2nd from the same daughter I'm putting her up too!!! Your a real newbie to Type 1 Don't worry there's folks around here like me I've had Type 1 for 35 years and have a 19 year old (soon to be 20) who is a Type 1 too!
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