Hi Everyone, My dd, Isabel was just diagnosed with type 1diabetes last week and I have been devastated. She is 5 years old and went in after a stomach virus and case of pink eye. She started having to urinate a lot and was thirsty for one day only. My mom , a worrier, mentioned Juvenile Diabetes and I took her in to rule that out or a bladder infection.Well, the rest is history. She is doing well after a 3 day hospital stay ,levels have been good. She is taking 1.5 of insulin for meals and 3.5 of the long lasting stuff at night. they also have her on (3) 15 carb snacks a day and (3) 45 grams meals a day but has said later something about flex. Forgive me for not knowing the names right now of the meds, I am so scattered still and overwhelmed. She is slowly getting used to the pokes and shots but it is still sad when she asks why or cries about it. How do you handle the question-why me? from your kids? She has went right back to school and I have taken a couple weeks off to get used to this. I am just feeling sick to my stomach and afraid to leave the house with her besides going to school but I HAVE been going out with her , it's just hard plus I have an 8 year old and 22 month old. I know everyone is different but when will I feel like things are ok again and lose this sick feeling? The 3 am check of her blood really bugs me for some reason and I even dread going to bed now. I know she will be ok, but I worry I am not feeding her quick enough or of her getting low-I worry about everything. Did anyone see a counselor to talk about their feelings about the diagnosis? Did anyone who works take extra time off? The nurse told me the dr of my daughter is unlikely to give me the approval for any additional time off for FMLA and they want me to get back to my normal routine immediately. I am married but my husband works too, he is being the positive one right now. So the kids will be with my mom all summer, I need time to train her and also she is caring for my grandma who has really bad dementia, the situation is not ideal. I wish I could take more time. I'm sorry to vent and whine but I just feel so sick about this. We have our classes next week. Will I ever feel okay again? I feel so sad for her, it breaks my heart. I know she will adjust, but I still can't stop this sick feeling. sorry this is so long..