I was diagnosed at age 19 and was completely alone with my diabetes for way too many years. Finding and engaging in the DOC changed my diabetes life. Like a marriage, for better or worse and in good times and bad, the DOC is ALWAYS there. The DOC allows for management to be “manageable” through support, education, advocacy and more often than not…by simply sharing a “you got this” an “ugh!” and some virtual hugs…