It's been 8 days since my son was Dx'd with t-1 DM. While I am doing my honest best to "be there" for his two siblings, they are still REALLY acting up. One of them has ADHD -- off the charts, and he's driving me crazy. (While his behavior is a constant in our lives, it happens to be a VERY difficult time for him to be acting up even MORE than usual. Now, I need him to "grow up" a bit. I need his help. DM affects all of us.) The other child is provoking and bickering with both of her brothers at every possible chance. She is doing her best...I know she is trying, but she is stressed, too. While I totally "get" that they are afraid, jealous, angry, etc., I simply have not got the time to be everywhere at once. I am learning all of my new responsibilities, as well as spending energy dealing with all my emotions, and I am getting to the point where I feel I cannot also handle these other non-life-threatening issues.... Did you deal with sibling issues around the time of the new diagnosis? Probably, right? How did YOU manage? I am trying to divide my attention, and not "dote on just one." I am trying so hard to be fair, equal, and everywhere. These older two need me, too...and I am max'd out. (My husband is gone from 5:30 AM to almost 9:00 PM, M-F.) We homeschool them. I used to have 3 hours "off duty" once/week, and another 5 hours "off duty" once a week, as they are involved in two programs. Now, it seems I have NO off duty time. I am exhausted...and the way the other two are acting, there is no end in sight to the chaos.