Hi, there. I have a student arriving next week from Asia. She is 17 and is insulin-dependent, on a pump. I don't know much else yet. She was diagnosed last May. I'm scared. I want to take good care of her. The agency placing her said that she's well-managed and independent and would come with a supply of medication and all her equipment and would go to a walk-in clinic if necessary. I have been in contact with the pediatric metabolic clinic at our local hospital, who went ballistic at that, and insists that she be referred to a doctor and have supports in place (and training for us!!!), so we don't kill her, or end up mismanaging and have her in ICU or ER. I called the agency, who seemed finally to grasp the liability issues and said they'd call the clinic right away. I feel very overwhelmed. I have ordered "Live Like a Pancreas... from Amazon. I'm daunted by an anticipated difficulty with language barriers (obviously she speaks English, but I know from experience that she won't be fluent), by a complete change in diet for her from Asia to our western diet, by our hectic pace of life that I know is, in and of itself, a risk to her well-being, and by so many things. I need some hand-holding as I learn things. I'm hoping this is a good place for that.