And in answer to your question, "How do I cope?" You just do. You do becuase there is no alternative. How you cope is up to you - but none of us were blank slates at dx. Everyone here had some pressure on them - sick parents, other children, work or educational obligations, poverty, ill health themselves, etc etc etc. Life is unfair, Diabetes is unfair. You just have to pick yourself up, find whatever you need to do to be strong and do what needs to be done.