The biggest part of diabetes is strength. The strength to accept the way things are, and the strength to put up with all of the medical crap (which gets easier). Like the hardest part for me were the finger pricks (I have the biggest fear of needles!). In the beginning my dad had to do my shots because I couldn’t handle it yet, but with time I was able to and now I do everything myself. What ever the hardest part for you is practice it. On finger pricks take the lancet out and put up to your finger and practice it a few times. Or if it’s the shots, put a separate needle aside and practice on a stuffed animal.(Just don’t use that needle on yourself!!!!) At the begining of summer I went to a special diabetic camp (camp too sweet), everyone there had a pump and they told me how amazing they were and that they make your life so much easier. So lately I have been looking into pumps, but it really sucks because you have to been diagnosed for at least six months ( I’ve been diagnosed for only one). But if you don’t have one look into it they are wonderful! I suggest the one touch ping.