I am a mother of 3 beautiful girls. My youngest (6 years old ) daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on Thursday. It was a total shock to say the least. We have just returned from a 3 day stay at Childrens Hospital where we received TONS of info. To be honest I feel like I'm in information overload. While our daughter is fine, now and doesn't seem to be too traumatized by the situation, her father and I are not. haha It's a totally new lifestyle. We have SO many questions. Like.... how do you do potlucks? We have decoration this weekend with my husbands family. How in the world will I know how to calculate carbs for food I don't know how it was prepared? What about babysitters? We've started using our 12 year old for when we have meetings at night or just for a quick dinner date (we never them them longer than 2 hrs). While I'm sure they would be fine, my 12 year old is too scared right now to be left alone with her. That may change in the future though. It's all still new to all of us. Trying to find a support system in our local area. Looking forward to the day when it's all second nature and our fears are not on high alert. So glad to have found this forum.