I was diagnosed at 45. I am a big fat piece of crap and even though I exercise religiously, I still am fat and now am diabetic. I can't tell anyone, not even my own family members, because I know they will have the same reaction...why don't you just lose weight you stupid cow? If it was that easy, of course, I would have done that 20 years ago. Now I have to pay the price for this stupid disease for the rest of my life, which will probably be shortened. Inspirational aren't I?