I'm kinda new to D as well, dx'd just alittle over 2 years ago, and I'm 47. I think I'm going through a rough time with my Diabetes as well. I can totally relate to the day to day. My issues are up and down blood sugars which make me feel crazy sometimes. I'm a pumper and I have a CGM, both are a blessing, but truthfully this is a hard thing to manage. Just got back from my doc and she just reminds me to live it one day at a time and not be so hard on myself.
When I was first dx'd, I'd lost 35 lbs. and kinda liked how I was looking. Of course, I felt really crappy and was blown away to find out what was going on, but I truly felt like, and sometimes still do, that my life was turned upside down. It has affected everything- diet, exercise, independence, confidence, etc. But when I get down, I usually log in and read and chat with others, and it makes me feel so much better. So all that to say, I'm glad you've found us, and I LOVE your quote! :)