Take care of your diabetes from an early age because by the time you hit 40 without proper health intervention and a proper lifestyle the damage is already done.
Don't spend all your time worrying about the carbs, eat what you want, and take enough insulin to burn it up. Please don't take too much and go low. Lows are not good or any fun. Lose weight, you'll feel better. Be happy!
Be patient and kind with yourself. It's no small task doing the job of a pancreas.
These are all amazing answers and cover all that diabetes has to offer. Now that I have had some down time I can answer this question after thinking about it most of the day. My answer may seem like a generic answer but it's the truth.
Diabetes is what you make it, if you look at all of the negative you will hate your diabetes and could lose your battle. If you use diabetes to challenge yourself and accept the good and the bad you will love the disease. Take what you love about your life and incorporate diabetes in to what you love. If you love to read, read inspirational diabetes stories and how others live a successful life with the disease. If you like math, diabetes is made for you. Everything about diabetes is numbers and equations. No matter what you love in your life, you can bring diabetes in to what you love. As I always say diabetes is one heck of a disease and I'm glad I have it!!!