(Venting...) Having a newly diagnosed kid certainly brings on some new challenges! So much to learn, some habits to change and some things you have to get used to. Speaking of things to get used to, people's reactions to the diagnosis certainly takes some getting used to. I've had a few conversations like this: -How is... Ehm... Noah.... you know... ehm... doing? -He's doing great! -Really? But I heard that he's... you know... ehm... -Diabetic, you mean? Yeah, we just found out a few weeks ago. -(Facial expression as if someone had died the most horrific death!) Ooooooooooh, that's sooooooooooooooooooo sad! It must be sooooo hard!!!! -Yeah, it's a lot of stuff to get used to. But we're dealing with it. And Noah is doing really well. -Yes, but it must be so difficult for him. -Not really. At least not yet. He's dealing with it and is doing great. -But this is sooooo life changing for a little boy like that. -Yeah, probably when he's a teenager, but at this point, he's still doing exactly what any 7 year old boy would be doing. He's fine. Really. -(Looks like they're trying hold back tears) But still, this is something he's going to have to live with for the rest of his life! (Spoken like we've been damned to hell or something) -Yes, it is. But we're taking it one day at a time and so far so good! -Yes, but it's such a terrible disease... (Looks like they're fighting tears) -Look, we're dealing with it and he's fine for now. We'll keep dealing with it day by day. He's gonna be fine! -(Looks really uncomfortable) Uhm... OK. Gotta go! I know people are trying to show that they care and I know they are genuinely trying to be nice. But still... I wish people in general could be a bit more like you guys are on this board. You know, saying something like "Sorry about the diagnosis, but you seem to be dealing with it and you'll be fine" instead of coming across as if we're a doomed family. Sorry for all the ranting, but I've found this message board to be a good outlet for my venting.