Recent threads and posts have really made me think about this, because I think it's a really huge issue generally in the diabetes community, and I'm interested in finding out exactly what people think about it. I'm sure that future happiness is something that everyone here hopes for their children. The mental health effects of diabetes are relatively well publicized, and I think that pretty much everyone with diabetes has struggled to deal with it at some point. That being said, I think it is possible to live a happy life with diabetes. I feel like I can achieve what I want to achieve, despite having this obstacle in my way. This year I have got into the university I want to go to, done well in my exams and passed my driving test, to name a few things. Diabetes has complicated my life, but it hasn't destroyed it. Far from it. Anyhow, I wanted to start this thread to ask: what do you do, as parents, to try to limit the mental health impact of diabetes on your child? How do you make sure that they are fulfulling themselves despite this obstacle, and how do you make sure that you are able to deal with any emotional problems which may be triggered by their diabetes? Do you think your child feels like they are able to lead a happy and full life, despite diabetes?