My beautiful daughter now 14, was dx on March 4 last year, with type 1, she was already colieac. Had to visit grandma the other day, who offered her fruit juice and crackers, and Laura and myself explained three times to her, she can't have that, she walked away muttering "ungrateful child", Laura just looked at me, like she still doesn't get it. Does anyone else have family members that don't get type 1, let alone the village idiots, that think we deprive these kids of lollies and sugar etc. Basically does anyone in the average community, understand the hell we suffer as parents constantly checking them, to keep them alive. Do they understand we stay awake night after night testing them, or worrying about them, do they truly understand the pain??? Because as far as I can see, so few understand and so many misunderstand the hell we live with. It simply robs childrens lives and I detest it with all my being. Alison Deaker.