Hi, I was diagnosed on 06/12/2019 at 39, no family history, with a a1c of 115. I'm on 14 units of long lasting insulin twice a day and trying to keep as low carb as possible, although if I do fancy something then I am taking the rapid insulin to counteract the carbs. I have my numbers pretty level now and only (touch wood) had two hypo's so far, when out walking and not ate any carbs beforehand. There's so much to learn, some days it gets me really down and other days I think I'm doing amazing. I do think it will benefit me in ways, I am eating a lot healthier, I'm losing weight (which I needed) and I'm more focussed. I still haven't mastered, or even tried corrections, however I haven't really made any mistakes (touch wood again) to warrant correcting. I find that my DSN's have pretty much left me to it, which I hate, I would much more prefer support however, realise there must be more people in need out there. I thank god for groups like this and social media, or I would still be clueless, you guys are really helpful and informative. I love swimming, but have only been once since diagnosis, as I'm a little concerned about where to put my meter on the poolside. The first time my partner came and sat poolside as you could there, however I can't keep asking her to come and my more local pool doesn't have seating on the poolside anyway. Any tips on where to leave your meter and finger pricker? Also, hypos in the pool, can you still recognise the symptoms? Thanks, Claire.