Hi**** I was diagnosed about 6 1/2 years ago, so I'm definitely no expert. If I had one piece of advice for someone newly diagnosed, it would be to not stress too much about your numbers. You'll have good and bad blood sugar days, and as long as you're paying attention to how you feel and checking regularly, you'll be fine. I also highly recommend looking into getting a dexcom. If I had known about it, I would've gotten one years ago!