I just wanted to add that even though most people are trying their best to pull it together and stay strong for our kids, this disease is very scary in the beginning. I am relatively relaxed about things now (although I have 50% more grey hair...) but I understand when people are freaking out. In the first year, especially with a little child, diabetes is scary - I admit I had to tell myself often to let it go and to repeat the mantra:"It will not kill her". But even now, 1 1/2 years into this I look at my little girl in her sleep and cry sometimes. Why? Because diabetes sucks, it is not fair, it is demanding, it limits her no matter how hard we try to ignore it. And it might cause health complications one day. Those are facts and I think they can be overwhelming especially in the beginning. And more so for people with multiple conditions such as celiac, severe allergies, autism etc. To sum it up - yes, we all need to relax and be realistic about "emergencies" - but for some people a blood sugar of 380 seems like an emergency, ketones for the first time send you gasping for air. I believe this site is not only for advanced pumpers/ diabetes pros but also for educating people and to help them overcome the fears not to make them feel scared to post when they feel emotional and worried. I must admit that I am on the forum daily to learn but have felt inadequate and like "a greenhorn" to respond to posts. The tone lately has changed noticably. People should be able to come to the forum not worried about how to phrase their questions - as long as they are not intimidating or rude. Just my two cents as a "junior member".