Are you able to find (non-family) babysitters in your area? Thanks to this forum, I do know of a few resources to try to find babysitters for type 1 kids. My issue is that there is really no one in my area (Orange County, CA) signed up! I've been in touch with local support groups, and they say that members have a hard time finding sitters. That makes me shake my head - definitely a need to be filled! I really want to work on beefing up a babysitter network. I'm very lucky in that I do have family nearby and they are learning about diabetes in order to care for Emma, but they aren't always available. Help me brainstorm! Is it that parents don't want to babysit another kid? Do we just not know of the resources out there? What would make you sign up? What about the diabetic teenages? Babysitting is a great way to make money!