Hello. My name is Serenia from Toronto, Canada. My 10 year old son was just diagnosed with T1D yesterday. We spent yesterday (friday) and today (saturday) at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital getting his glucose from 25 back down to 10 and getting his ketoacidosis back under control. For most of the last week he has been fatigued, complained of blurry vision, being excessively thirsty, going to the toilet a lot including at night times, being very irritable and rude (which has not gone over very well with the teachers at school, I can tell you) and losing weight inexplicably. Some of these symptoms have been around for several months but really, the only reason we finally figured out what was going on was because he went to a friends sleepover birthday party last weekend. The kids all drank LOST of pop (soda or fizzy drinks) and that made him even worse during this week just past. In Ontario we have a telehealth phone number we can call so I called it on friday morning after he woke up even worse than ever. The nurse mentioned something about type 1 diabetes so I began doing some research online. The list of symptoms matched my son EXACTLY. So by 11 am yesterday, my son and I were at the hospital. The 36 hours we were there were not easy. My son absolutely HATES needles so that added a whole extra dimension to trying to insert heparin locks and IV's, not to mention hourly finger pricks as well. We are now back home, but have to go back to the diabetes clinic for 2 days of diabetes education - Sunday and Monday. My DH has T2D but must also take insulin as the pills and the metformin dont work. It's a good thing I have watched my DH for years doing his finger pricks, and his injections, so I have some idea of what to expect, and could answer my sons many questions relatively easily. Anyway by the time he was discharged he was doing the finger pricks quite well - very little screaming so that was good. Anyway, time to go to bed. My family all have to be back at the hospital for the first day of class at 8 AM!!!! Ciao Serenia.