Hello! My name is Tina and my son Nyjah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last week. He had been drinking and peeing a lot for about three weeks and I searched on medline and found diabetes as a possibility. My in-laws, boyfriend, ex-husband and coworkers all told me I was being a bit paranoid and shouldnt be reading online medical sites, but a quick "neurotic mom" trip to the dr ended us up in the hospital for three days. He is doing well for the moment, but I am dealing with the emotional turmoil via compulsively buying sugar free groceries, stocking up on enough diabetic supplies to last through a nuclear war, and meticulous recording of every possible metric applicable . We are settling down into a routine and starting to adapt, with the understanding it will be chaotic. Thanks for advice and help so far.