Hi, I read your post and wonder if you would answer a few questions. I am not familiar with the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes and i hope you can explain what you are feeling. I am assuming you see a specialist for this problem. Are you on meds? And do you follow a special diet? I hope I am not sounding stupid I just don't know exactly what you are feeling. I would like to help in some way, especially if you are feeling depressed. Are you taking an a/d med? Also have you thought about
seeing a therapist to kind of pull together a plan for you suitable to your living needs?
Since you have stopped working are you on disability? Also, do you have family members that you live with or someone close by who can help you out when you need it? You say you did have some friends. Are they avoiding you or have you stopped contacting them because of your illness. I think if you can reach out to a few friends you may find daily life more bearable. I know that church is a good place to meet people and they have different groups that you can join.
I have been an empty nester for a year and I hate living alone. I do get out a lot. I do volunteer work, take classes and and going to start mah jongg lessons. I think feeling depressed may be holding you back in having a more enjoyable life. I understand you don't feel well but sometimes it is necessary to reach out to others to improve your situation. Please don't take offense at my asking all these questions. I have faced terrible loneliness and I have found wonderful friends here on the forum. If you keep posting you will find the nicest people will respond to you.
You sound like a very intelligent person who is struggling right now. I am sure others will reply to you. Everyone on this forum is very caring and we will do our best to help you along and get you feeling more positive about yourself. Please keep writing and let us know what we can do to help support you.