It’s the start of a journey and it’s not half as bad as some other conditions that people are unfortunate to be burdened with. When I was diagnosed at 22 my doctor told me, “The more you know about diabetes the longer and healthier you will live”. Now 45 years later I still go by that and believe that I haven’t done too badly. We are much better equipped now to deal with our condition. Never stop learning. Follow your interests and passions. You will find that life ahead is a lot brighter and more colourful than it would seem at the moment!