My turn for a year ago today post One year ago today I could finish a post without a Dex beeping at me now I know what a Dex is and how to use it! One year ago today DS was down to 83 lbs (2 weeks from his 13th birthday!) now he is around 125 ..... I was at a decent weight now I'm way over a decent weight (too much carb counting not enough calorie counting!) ...... DS was peeing in the bed at night now I don't get to sleep through the night. Truly amazing the difference one day can make - one day he was "normal" the next day he was diabetic. One day he ate whatever, whenever without any worry or prep. The next day he had to have a finger poke and an injection before he could eat. One day I was concerned because he was getting so skinny, the next day I was terrified because he had a lifelong, life-threatening disease that I would be in charge of treating!! I still remember how I felt when the nurse told me "six months from now you will call us and tell us what changes you made to his insulin" Utter disbelief. I remember how nervous I was about taking him home. Torn between staying in the "safety" of the hospital and wanting so badly to be at home. I remember his first prescription fill. I didn't know that if I got the insulin and needles at the same time, the needles would be free. So paid for needles, got them home (right before a rare ice/snow storm in our area) to find out they were the wrong ones! (didn't have 1/2 units) Today I'm glad he's alive, and very glad our lives are much more "normal" now. Here is hoping that 2011 is a much calmer year for us. And a good year for everyone on the board.