Help please! DS1 is 8 and has been diagnosed for almost 6 years. He's just been invited to his first "drop off" party believe it or not. He doesn't get invited a whole lot and I'd like for him to participate. But there are issues and diabetes is only one of many. Diabetes wise, DS1 can test himself but doesn't administer insulin. I assume since the party lasts from 2 to 6 that there will be food or at minimum some kind of cake or ice cream. So I'd need to be there for that. Another issue--I don't know the parents--at all! At what age is this NOT a factor? Ever? He's my first and this worries me greatly. Then there's the whole, he doesn't get invited much issue. And the fact that this is one of his "buddies". I've been so proud that he has been successful navigating the social scene this year. Until last week when the ringleader of the "buddies" decided to start excluding him. He's devastated. Obviously, I need to call the other mom and get more details and I haven't done that yet. I just want to be prepared and prepped with what is normal to ask about and what to expect for 8 year old In sum, this is tricky from a "drop off milestone" standpoint, a "d" standpoint and a tricky friend situation standpoint. WWYD?