I belive you can have a VBAC, and you should inform yourself and fight for it. You will need about 2 years inbetween deliveries to be completely healed, so it is good to wait a bit. Your birth sounds like a disaster and I am so sorry you had to go through that, I know how hard it is. The risk of uterine rupture is less than one percent and can be caught before any harm is done, and studies have shown that VBAC is actually safer that repeat cessarian for mother and baby. But you have to find a midwife. It is a must for sucsess. Doctors, I am sad to say, are very biased because they get paid almost 4 times as much for a cessarian, their vbac insurance is very expensive, and they dont want to put their lives on hold to sit in the hospital for your entire labor when they could just cut you open then go home. Find a midwife! As for the diabetes, I dont know weather that will recur in your next pregnancy, but it would be worth finding out ways to help prevent it, like diet and exersize. I am giving you the link to a great site that has the best and most up to date info on C-section and VBAC. Enjoy!