Hi Everyone, I'm writing to you with tears flowing. My darling 2 year old great -granddaughter is at the hospital tonight. She was extremely thirsty yesterday and hungry all the time. I live with her, and I said to my granddaughter, you need to call her pediatrician and ask her about this. Well they did a urine today about 1 pm and the doctor called at 5pm and said she has type 1 diabetes and she was going to get her into a children's hospital. She said pack for a week, it will take time to get her stable and learn how to give shots and food education. I am so scared. I am at home with her 9 year old sister who is also scared. I know absolutely nothing about diabetes and I don't know one crab from another. Where do I start? Help this 71 year old great grandma Update, spoke with my granddaughter, she said the babies count was 333 and was down to 299 at 11p.m.but they have not be able to get an iv in because she is so dehydrated. She had half a dose of insulin.