I can see no one really uses these forums...but I'll try. I'm new here - have been in living in denial of my Type 2 condition for a few years now. I live a healthy life, try to stay active and eat well, but I don't monitor...I just don't want my life being controlled by testing, medication, etc... But I was just yesterday diagnosed with sudden total hearing loss in one ear. And although they can't pinpoint a cause other than it may have been a virus that attacked my middle ear - I have to wonder and fear if my lack of control over my diabetes has led to this. I have to get serious. Any one have any wisdom to share on how to live with this disease and not feel it is controlling your entire life?