Hiya! I'm the same age, diagnosed about 3 years ago. In hindsight, I realized I'd been sick a while but just didn't recognize what was happening to me...and then went DKA. The diagnosis was a HUGE shock and my recovery was pretty slow. Even though my family and friends have been very supportive, I have often felt all alone with this disease and sometimes feel pretty depressed about having D and dealing with it all the time. There is no support group in my area so I really appreciate being able to participate in the online forums.
Are you on a pump? I am considering pumping but it seems like so many things can go wrong with them. So I am still doing MDIs (Lantus, Humalog) and now use a Dexcom CGM. I also got the chance to try samples of Afrezza (the inhaled insulin). That stuff is awesome: rapidly brings down highs while avoiding lows, lets you eat more carby foods like Thai. Sure wish my insurance covered it!
Do you use a CGM? That has made a big difference, too, both in figuring out what I can eat and in helping me do more normal activities again ('cos I experienced horrible exercise lows). Also, the new PA I see referred me to I a CDE recently who is herself Type 1. They both have really helped me out a lot.
Like I said, the online forums are a great source of support so I am glad you found your way here. TuDiabetes is another friendly and helpful site you might like. That's all for now--stay in touch!