Everything that I have found out about diabetes "on my own", was also told to me by someone else a long time ago, and I just didn't grasp it. As I read through books (that I've read before), I'm finding relevant information that reinforces all the "new" knowledge. I guess, I've probably been exposed to a lot of good stuff, I just need the right moment or a 2nd or 3rd go around to "get it".
Diabetics, if you want to make your lives better, go find the info, it's out there. I can vouch for that.