Hi Pat. Please know that you are not alone. Depression is very common among people living with type 1 diabetes. It's very over-whelming to think about the countless BG checks and injections or pump site changes that are in our future, but we have to do what we can to stay healthy so we can get that cure when it's found.
Keep working with your team of doctors, and taking your meds. All of the information being thrown at you is completely overwhelming. I know it must seem like diabetes is all your life is right now. That will get better, I promise. Once you make it through all those "firsts" (i.e. 1st New Years Eve party, 1st St. Patty's Day, 1st telling of friend, 1st telling of potential love interest) I think the anxiety might be decreased some. Just know that you are not alone.
You also need to make sure you reach out to family, friends, even your doctors if your feelings become too much for you deal with. Please let us know that you will reach out for help if you need it.
As for what might help, here's some things that have helped me:
1) volunteering for an organization that is dedicated to diabetes support or research (who knows what they need - stuffing envelopes, making calls, organizing some event - I'm sure those people can find some way to use your strengths and knowledge to it's fullest potential). Volunteering gave (ha, GIVES!) me something positive to focus on in a crappy situation.
2) connecting in person with people who are dealing with the same issues - are you in school? talk to student services - there may be a group of students they know who have type 1. Or, contact that local diabetes organization and talk to their staff... they may know of someone in the area that is your age and you could meet up with them.
3) Keep reading and posting out here on Juvenation. You are going to find soooo many things in common with the people out here. I'm 32 years into this disease... yeah, I have some depression, but I also have a ton of friends I would have never met had it not been for type 1 (and I'm not saying having type 1 is a good thing). How would I have ever met Gina without diabetes? I'm in Michigan, she's in NYC. Doubtful we'd have ever met without us both being diagnosed. And keep in mind, all those "complications" the doctors and Internet have terrified you with - we have lots of living proof on juvenation that you can prevent them - I've got 32 complication free years under my belt.
4) I know ADA and JDRF do Walks to raise money for a cure. Not that you need to raise money - but go to that event or some other event in your area. I think you will find a little bit of "peace" being surrounded by 100s (could be 1000s depending on where you are) who are living with type 1.
Hope this helps.