My 10 yr old daughter was dx JAn, 2011. We have been at this for about 6 months and medically speaking things go well daily. She has learned to administer her own shots, count carbs and is very responsible. On the other hand she has become more dependent on me for her emotional support than ever. She has troubles with friends and will refuse to talk about her diabetes openly. I feel like she is falling deeper and deeper into a depression. She wants to be normal, her deffinition of normal, non-diabetic. An added bonus to this is that most peo around her although sympathetic to her needs do not see how vulnerble she is or the depression. Although she can be normal on the outside inside she is a time bomb waiting to blow. I understand all this and try to be sensitive to her needs but I can't always be there for her. How do you get the world around her to understand?