I am 54 and was diagnosed in 2007 with Type 1. I was in denial for most of last year and this year I have been in a really low depression. Just about coming out of it now and want to try to understand and control my diabetes better. I used to be quite active, dancing and exercise four or five times a week. I now realise with being in a depression that I have not actually done any exercise for some six months. Anyway I am hoping that in 2009 I get on track and exercise more and maybe, just maybe get a grip on what I am supposed to and not suppopsed to eat. Anyway I have just recently joined Diabetes UK which I hope is a positive and read about this website. I hope to become involved, and already, having read some of the forum, feel a bit more connected.