Hi Nan @nem2wb
welcome to our “almost exclusive” T1D Club - there are only a few million of us worldwide. And I hate having to welcome you because I suspect you really didn’t want to qualify [diagnosed T1D]. I joined T1D over sixty years ago.
There really isn’t such a thing as a “free” food other than a celery stick or a leaf of iceberg lettuce. As was already said, almonds are an excellent food, lots of good stuff in them, but like everything else you shouldn’t just sit down and eat and eat - everything should be done in moderation. I usually eat snacks because I need or want carbs - I’ve maintained a BMI of about 20 my whole 76 years yet I stay very active, eat more than 220 grams of carbohydrates most days and keep my Hb A1c below 6.5.
My suggestions to you? Enjoy life, be active and productive and manage your diabetes to enable you to do and live the way you want - it can be done. Keep in mind that everything will affect your blood sugar - what you eat, what you do, what you don’t do; and yes, emotions and stress.
Best wishes for you, please stay in touch and let us share in your success, your misses and your progress.