Parents: Just had lunch with a friend whose daughter is Type 1. Diagnosed at 12 and she's away at her first year of college. Daughter has started drinking Daughter has stopped being real responsible for her diabetes. She rarely checks even 4 times and day and the readings when she does are very high. She landed in the ER on Tuesday night - we're still not sure if it was alcohol poisoning or early DKA. She didn't even have her meter with her. Talked through a lot of scenarios and concerns with mom today. One thing is she really thinks her daughter thinks that "she's not going to die" from diabetes, or diabetes and drinking. She gets the typical "eye roll" "Oh mom" when she tries to discuss those types of things. Do you have any links to articles about real life situations of people that have had things happen to them because of their diabetes - maybe its a low that caused them to pass out driving, or someone that drank and died. Really, one of the many things she wants to show her daughter is the fear is real and here's why. Trust me - they are not in a mode of "trying to scare her straight" - there are lots of facets of their situation that they are trying to deal with, the reality that disease can be dangerous is just one of the things she needs to address with her daughter. Any links?