I completely get what your dealing with; I was diagnosed with T1D a month before I turned 18, about a year and a half ago now. I was the drum captain of my high school and pretty well known; so when I returned after a weeks absence in the hospital I was bombarded. Having to explain the same painful thing (physically and mentally as you know) over and over it got to me; I had the nicest guidance councilor tho, so there where days I would end up in her office just completely broken down. I have learned explaining it extravagantly and amusingly helps get through it, almost like a performance. Personally I don’t remember a lick of what was said in any of my initial appointments with anyone except how to shoot up and check my blood really. Which bit me in the ass cause the girl I dated all of high school dumped me that year also and my blood sugar went uncontrollable for about three days straight and I didn’t know why, and it turns out it was all from the emotions which I was told in a previous appointment, but, as I said before it really didn’t help. I know two T1Ds one is my diabetic educator the other is a very nice girl my age. We where instructors for a band camp I noticed her meter, turns out we had the same one, but neither of us openly wanted to say we where T1D’s because we didn’t wanted to be judged or seen as different, and we actually got it at the same time in our lives, it was freaky but calming. My family knows nothing about how it works, I have learned a lot about it myself out of necessity, but what kills me is that they nag me about it and know nothing about it; then they try to tell me I am wrong, but I guess its just how that’s going to be. I have live though a lot of death and abuse with my family thus far, I gave up a lot of my childhood out of necessity; and personally I am not letting diabetes slow me down. I am a backpacker, a kayaker, a long boarder, a windsurfer, a drummer, an eagle scout and so much more; it just so happens I also got the diabetes, so what. Be strong, think strong, I know you are strong and if you need anything I am sure we could get in touch some how. peace.