AD really knows his stuff =)
College is very hard on us, it was very hard for me, I had the worst control of my life in college. But It was really the 1st time in my life that i was alone. I didn't have my family support group and I was focused on my school work (which made my sugars soar and drop.) I often had to reschedule my finals because I would get sick from highs because of the stress. This happened every semester besides that last two. But by the last year something had changed in me. The way I thought about my illness, the way I thought about college, and the way I dealt with stress. On of my teachers I had all the way through pulled me aside one day and told me i had changed, I was calmer, more patient, more determined, and more capable.
College in some ways can be even harder on us the the rest of the
students, because as one professor said, "You are living an extra life." We have to work to keep ourselves alive! Not just working. =) it is a lot of pressure. I even once had to take 2 semesters to finish 1 class, it was wroth it- I'm the only person who got an A.
College is mental and it is physical. All of these things can work for you and against you =) but I'm sure you will find a way to get them to work for you. I'm here if you have questions about different situations in college and will answer any question to the best of my ability.
Good luck in your new life!