Hello everyone! My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 about 4 weeks ago. So far everything is going really well. I've been reading this board for about two weeks and I have to say, it's a little unnerving as I read posts on this board with people being up multiple times a night to test their child and worried about their children being away from them. I now feel like we are not taking this disease seriously enough. The Diabetes educators were great (I think) in the hospital and their philosophy was that the disease needs to fit into your life, and to just take things one meal at a time. We only tested her at 2:00am for the first couple of nights, and then a couple of times when her blood sugar just seemed to be tracking lower than I liked when she went to bed. More recently, I just make sure she's over 120 at night before she goes to bed, giving her apple juice or a snack as necessary. One time she woke me up saying she felt kind of bad, but she was still OK - in the 90's. She had a snack and went back to bed. Admittedly, my daughter's been very agreeable about the whole thing, never refusing a shot or a request to test, but we also have not yet had a significant low (60's only), so now I feel like I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. Is she suddenly going to refuse to take shots? Is she going to pass out somewhere from low blood sugar? So far, each little baby step has worked out well. From going home to a friends house after school (just packed a non carb snack for her so she wouldn't have to worry about insulin), to being left with a babysitter 2 hours before her usual dose of Lantus (Nurse just said, give it before we leave or after we got home - our choice), to the first meal out at a restaurant with no nutritional information, and that first odd meal at home (Easter - grazing with appetizers, meal prepared in pot luck way with many unknowns), to watching her give herself her first shots (just happened this week). Everything has worked out fine. She ran a bit high on Easter, but we corrected at bedtime and moved on, just like we were taught. Her next baby step will be a sleepover - I know her best friend will having a sleepover b-day party in late April. We'll just take it as it comes, I suppose. Same thing with our week long trip to Disney in June. We'll just take it one finger prick at a time, and work with the numbers. Well, at least that's the plan. I almost feel like we're doing something wrong. I get so much sympathy from people about how awful it must be, but honestly, it's more of a hassle than anything else. Maybe that will change when summer comes and life is more different on a day to day basis. Am I just naive? ** sorry to use this intro thread as my own personal blog. I've just wanted to get this off my chest. Mother's guilt and all that . . .