Hello, so glad to have stumbled across this site. My son is 14 years old and was diagnosed this past Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. He had lost weight rapidly, 21lbs in a month, but 14 of those pounds were lost in 2 days. When I took him into his pediatrician his blood sugar was 287, she sent us straight to the hospital where his blood sugar tested at 800 and his A1C was 11.6%.He spent 2 nights, 3days in the Peds ICU and then a night and day on a regular peds floor. To say we were shocked at this diagnosis is putting it mildly. We have no history in our family and we just thought he was still feeling the effects of the series of illnesses he come down with following Christmas vacation. We'd returned from Disney World on Dec. 28th and he immediately came down with the flu, followed by ear and sinus infection, then followed by walking or atypical pneumonia. He was struggling horribly with grades in school, the worst it's ever been but he takes meds for ADD and his doctor for those thought, with all his growth recently, that the meds had stopped working for him. We were scheduled to retake the TOVA test yesterday actually...that got cancelled with the diabetes diagnosis. I really think now that all his school schedules for the past few months had everything to do with diabetes and nothing at all to do with his ADD. He's always been and A/B student unless his meds need to be changed due to a growth spurt, but the past 2 to 3 months have been horrible. I'm so hopeful that will change now that we know what's been wrong and it's being treated. Right now he is taking 14 of Lantus and 8 of Humalog in the AM, 8 of Humalog at lunch and 12 of Lantus, 8 of Humalog at dinner and checking his sugars 5 times a day. To say we are overwhelmed by all this would be an understatement to say the least. He is really doing well and feels so much better. He has his appetite back and could eat and eat and eat, if we'd let him. He is on a carb meal count of 75 for bfast, 105 for lunch, 15 afternoon snack, 120 dinner and 15 pm snack. He will be going back to school tomorrow and is very anxious about it. He does not want anyone (outside the nurse and teachers) to know he has diabetes, he's afraid he'll be made fun of. Well, I know this is rambly and probably doesn't make much sense, but there you have it. New diagnosis of Type one...not sure we wanted to be part of the club, but here we are.