Hello everyone. My 6 yr old son, Jamie was just diagnosed (2 weeks ago) with Type 1 Diabetes. I still feel like I'm in a tailspin trying to make sure everyone whom my son is around knows what to look for, what to do, what he can or cant have, so on and so forth. We have only been home from the hospital for a week, (6 days in Ochsners) and the anger is setting in with him. It gets bad, like throwing things, punching, kicking, screaming, refusing to let the afterschool center check his Blood Sugar all because he has to stop doing whatever he was doing to get his sugar checked before snack time. This doesn't happen every day, but it worries me because he is acting out like he was before he was on his ADHD/ODD medication. The Endo assured me the insulin isn't affecting the other medications, and that he is going thru the angry phase. Im not sure I even know enough about all of this to make it easier for him to understand. Does anyone have any suggestions? He is a super smart little boy who understands more than most his age, (He qualified for the gifted program in his second month of Kindergarten with scores higher than the national average of those who make it in.) and he does well with taking his shots and getting his sugars tested and looks with me for the Total Carbohydrates on the back of everything. I just feel so bad because I don't know what to say to him to help him understand this better. I told him his blood was sick when we were in the hospital because he didn't know why we were in there. Any insight or advise to help me help my son would be a God send right now. My husband and I are separated and I have 2 jobs and I'm raising 3 kids (6, 8 & 9 yrs old) pretty much on my own, so I don't always think about stuff at the opportune time...like making it to the library! lol! Oh, also...does anyone know of any zero carb snacks that are "kid tested and approved"? Jamie has been eating peperoni slices rolled up with a cheese stick in a lettuce leaf. Well, he eats 2 of them for his AM snack at school since he went back last week. All I see when I google stuff is LOW carb, but it has to be NO carb. Thanks!