My 3 year old son is approaching the 1 year mark of being dignosed. It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride for us (his parents) and his siblings. Many changes impacting the whole family and his younger siblings but I am proud the way we have faced this challenge. The one thing that still upsets me to no end is the lack of involvement from the rest of the family. No one has stepped up to offer any help or interest in learning. I tried training some family members to do blood tests and show them how to give an injection but that fizzled out because of lack of interest. There is also just a pure lack of knowledge when it comes to type 1. Infact just yesterday I had to correct my mother in law when she mentioned that she knew someone with "sugar" diabetes (type 2) just like my son. I quickly (and rather pointedly) corrected her. Have any of you experienced the same thing? Were you able to over come this? Is this normal for family (and friends) to shy away from treatment or showing any interest in educating themselves. Am I way out of line for being upset? Sorry for the rant, but I have no where else to go.