So I was sad to see a friend's Facebook post today that said her 6 year old was diagnosed with T1D today. What drives me crazy is the responses she received, especially "she's young, she'll probably outgrow it" "You should buy her one of those pump things" and one of my favorites out of the 17 responses, " oh poor girl..she just got all that Halloween candy!" I understand that people just don't get it, but I think being a parent of a child with T1D has turned me into a Type 1 Diabetes education crusader ! I forwarded her this website address..but kind of felt like I just wanted to do so much more. I wanted to tell her everything I have learned in the last eight months, and tell her things I wish I had known in the beginning. Sending her here, I am sure she can learn so much....it just got me thinking, do any of you ever feel like rushing to the aid of every person you know who has a child diagnosed? I mean, it changes your life, I'm sure all would agree to that, but I've never felt so strongly about educating people as much as I do now ! Am I weird or what ??