I joined this site nearly 3 years ago. I was diagnosed on the 10th of december 2014. I remember the crushing feeling of trying to watch what i eat and pretty much starving myself incase it made me 'high'. The specialist was a waste of time and whole thing felt like a box ticking exercise and them saying the book says you must do this. It was a pretty low time. So i stopped listening to them, got my head down and recorded everything. Got into a routine and figured things out by myself. An example of this was just been told to inject 10 units of background insulin and 10 units of rapid and then spending the whole working day drinking coke because of hypos. Since then ive got my Hba1c down to 41. I can't remember when i last had a hypo, it was a long time ago. I dont see the specialist anymore, just my GP who actually listens, the specialist couldn't seem to get it into his head that i dont take insulin with my tea because i cycle after and the insuli would make me hypo, it didn't fit in with his 'book'. I got my motorcycle racing licence this year and started to race motorbikes and plan to race at the isle of man in 2019 The fittest ive ever been. Before been diagnosed i couldn't cycle 3 miles now i can do 30 with ease I plan on cycling coast to coast next year. Ive just started boxing too. Been type 1 has only effected my life for the better. I still eat chocolate and kebabs, i still have my down days but im not going to let it beat me. The biggest thing i realised is there is so much rubbish relating to diabetes online, what works for one wont work for another and its hard to filter the rubbish from the good stuff. The biggest thing i took from it though was if you wanted a chocalate biscuit have it and cover it with insulin, because if you dont thats what gets you down and at the end of the day your spending the rest of your life sticking needles in your backside. Im not sure what i wanted to achieve coming back onto he to write this but mabey it will help someone realise that having type 1 isn't the end, its the start of something new.