I was diagnosed almost a year ago and found out quickly that most of what I thought I knew about diabetes was completely inaccurate. The best thing I ever did to start out this confusing journey was to take a diabetes workshop. It was offered at the clinic I am a patient at. It was a month long workshop/class with a nurse who specialized in diabetes. She taught us about how the body operates for diabetes, exercise, eating plans, label reading, etc. Maybe you could find something like that? It really helps take a lot of the unknown out of this diagnosis.