Hi. I am new to the forum and hope to have some great interactions with all of you. I am 46 years old and was diagnosed as Type 1 about a year ago. It came as a rude shock to me since I didnt have any of the typical risk factors associated with the disease. i always thought myself to be very healthy at a BMI of 21 and no family or personal medical history. Its been difficult for me not only to accept the disease but also to understand it, deal with the medication and insulin dosages but, I am gradually learning and accepting it.