Just wanted to share a couple of thoughts as we passed our one year mark on Sunday. First, I thank God for carrying us through. We had previously lived overseas until 6 mos. before dx. I'm grateful that we were back on home ground and near excellent medical care for ds. I'm also grateful for the insulin that is available for ds. Second, the first days and weeks were overwhelming. I felt so inadequate and ill-equipped when coming home from the hospital. Many assured me that those feelings would pass and a new normal would come. They were right! We've settled into dealing with diabetes. We feel more capable, more confident. To all the new D parents out there, take hope! Finally, thanks (again) to those from CWD who've come alongside us newbies and answered our questions and addressed our fears. They were new to us, but probably were the same issues you've helped with again and again as each new parent faced them. Thank you for your patience and willingness to give of yourselves, your experiences.