Carly, welcome! I was diagnosed in May also, at the age of 30. (Was one of your first thoughts, "but Type 1 is JUVENILE diabetes!" too?). This place has been really great for finding answers and people who get what I'm going through. I've especially appreciated the "real life" aspect of the forum. Doctors and CDEs will often give you "very good advice" that just doesn't apply to your own real life, and people here have often been able to give their own experiences to help fill in the gaps. Like, it's very good advice for a diabetic to have no more than one alcoholic drink (two, for men) with a meal, but I know darn well that I will have two or three on special occasions (like my birthday, in August). I loved being able to pop on here, ask how people handle it, and find out what has and hasn't worked for other people. It was even better than talking to the one local Type 1 diabetic friend I have, because not everyone's bodies react the same way to stuff, and now I have a lot of information to draw on.
You'll dig this place. Everyone is so helpful.