For us, it's not really that important to know other kids with D. My daughter doesn't care that her friends don't have it (and she just lovesssss her friends) and doesn't ask me why someone else doesn't get shots, etc. When her friends ask her what she's doing, she just says, I have diabetes, I have to test my sugar, or take a shot, whatever she's doing at the moment. I do attribute this to her being diagnosed really young though. She wasn't old enough to think "why me?" I'm almost 100% sure that if she were diagnosed at 4 instead, she would've had a lot of reservations and resentment about the whole situation. There's another child with diabetes in kindergarten but of course the nurse won't even tell me his name. I get that it's a privacy thing but I also want her to know she's not alone. It would be nice to know the other kid. Oh well. This forum will really help you a lot. Probably more than even the drs will help. For me, everyone on here is "smarter" -I know there's a better word I could use here- when it comes to diabetes than the doctors because the doctors lack real experience. I feel that most of the knowledge on here comes from the many years of experience these parents have had. it's great.