Sophie was diagnosed almost 2 months ago and looking at her now and then I can't believe we didn't know just how sick she was and how we had reasons for everything that was happening. When she started 4th grade in Sept the teacher encouraged all students to have water bottles in class and to drink plenty to stay hydrated. So when Sophie started drinking all the time we chalked it up to her talk g to hydration idea to the extreme. Of course she was peeing all the time because she was drinking all the time.In Oct my parents had her spend the night and my dad who is a type 2 diabetic asked if he could check her BG because she was drinking so much. I told him no,because there was no family history and I didn't want him to hurt her with a finger poke. I looked up the symptoms of diabetes and she wasn't revenous so I just assumed she was really really well hydrated. In the middle of Oct she started losing weight and was even thirstier,we thought it was because she was filling up on fluids at mealtime and started to limit her liquids at meals until after she had eaten. In early Nov she was complaining of bad tummyaches,wasn't eating much at all and would vomit about once a day after meals. I was getting worried that maybe she had an eating disorder. The night before Sophie was diagnosed she had a very violent vomiting episode and my husband called first thing in the morning to get her an appt with our family practice Dr. I took her to the appt and became really concerned when she was weighed and measured. Sophie weighted 48lbs and stood 4'5.The Dr did a normal physical exam and sent us for some blood work and would call us in a few days with the results. On the way ho,e we stopped at the grocery store where we walked up and down the aisles picking out food she liked and promised me she would eat. There was a lot of carbs in the cart when we left and I didn't know any better. In a bit of weirdness I had left my phone at work the morning Sophie was diagnosed and planned to pick it up the next day,since I wasn't expecting a call for a couple days. My husband had put her personal phone on silent when we got home that night. Little did we know Sophie's blood work had come back and she was in DKA. Finally the Dr got ahold of my parents who rushed to our house and told us to call the answering service immediately. Of course her BG was 662(fasting)and she was severely dehydrated,with ketone and her PH was bad. We were told to go straight to the nearest ER. In the ER we were told it was type 1 and that Sophie would be transferred to the children's hospital to be stabilized and for our diabetes teaching. We could ride with Sophie and had to follow the ambulance. Once we got there she was in the PICU getting her first if her poke among all the other things that come with a PICU stay.Luckily Sophie responded well to the insulin and we were able to quickly figure out I/c ratios and came home 3 days later. We have been really lucky that Sophie has taken to her new normal and has handled it all with a lot of maturity and grace.Now 2 months later she has BG that are within the normal range almost all the time and looks so healthy and happy. We are also so lucky that at school the secretary is an insulin dependent t2d who is great about helping Sophie while she is at school and watching out for her like I would if I were there.