Over 18.2 million people in the United States have some form of diabetes — and more than 8 million of them are 60 years of age or older. Those who have been recently diagnosed may feel scared, confused and full of questions. What is the difference between types 1 and 2? Will I have to take shots every day for the rest of my life? How can I prevent diabetes’ debilitating long-term effects? And what should I do in case of an emergency — such as insulin shock?