Hi Jeannie and Warren - it's nice to 'meet' you both.
Warren, part of the reason that I'm on this forum is that I'm frightened what I could have done to myself by not looking after myself so long. I'm the same as you - all my tests have come back from the hospital as normal (apart from elevated blood sugar levels, but last time they had come down a little more towards the target level), I have no weight to lose, I don't feel too bad (although the tiredness never really goes) so it's been pretty easy to ignore - until about 2 months ago when I ended being taken to casualty (or ER). It was a kick, and this site is a more gentle wake up call.
Jeannie, you must have a lot of willpower to work with cakes! I'm lucky I don't have any other health issues right now, but the worry that I could have never leaves me!
I never really realised I was in denial about it all until I started looking around and practically had it spelt out to me - I never have been told that there's bound to be all these emotions attached to being diabetic, I've always been expected to just get on with it.
This is the first forum I've found that I actually feel like it's helping me, so thanks everyone!