Hello, my name is Laurie. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 30. I went through depression, anger, and denial and I am still having a hard time with it. My average A1C is still running around 13% and it's been almost 10 years since I was diagnosed. Everyday I try hard and tell myself "no more sweets" today is going to be a good day and then something happens to me emotionally and then I start in with the eating and don't dose. I have been on an insulin pump for about 8 years. Trying really hard. I have been married 20 years and have 3 wonderful boys, 19 ,17, and 13 years old. I really want to lower my a1c before my next appointment in February. I also was diagnosed with thyroid disease. I would like very much to find a friend to talk to that can relate to me.