Yesterday I had multiple correspondence with a mom whose child was diagnosed Friday (I think) with T1. Their diabetic training and in fact the care the child received at diagnosis is so different from the training and care we had when Laura was diagnosed that I am appalled. I alternate between wondering if I'm over reacting and wondering if the doctor from whom they received "care" (a ped. endo!) should be reported. Anyway, I wondered if you would be willing to share your diagnosis story by answering the following questions. Our experience was so very different from this mom's that I'm wondering what the norm is, what protocal there is, and what constitutes inadequate care and training. Was your child diagnosed in the hospital or doctors office? What was their bg level and A1C at diagnosis? (I ask that to get some kind of idea of at what level kids are hospitalized) Was your child's urine checked for ketones? Was your child observed for a period of time to see how they responded to insulin? How soon were they allowed food and what kind of food were they given? What was your diabetic training like? Were you trained by a DE or your doctor or ? Were you trained how to treat highs and lows? How often were you to check your child's blood sugar? Were you instructed to check it in the middle of the night? Were you trained how to give injections? What training were you given regarding how to give injections? Were you trained at diagnosis when to, and how to prepare and administer a glucogon injection? Were you sent home with a glucogon kit? What kind of attention (if any) was given to you and your child regarding emotional well being at and following diagnosis? What equipment and insulin were you sent home with? And/or what perscriptions were you sent home with - that you had to fill? Were you trained at how to care for your insulin (room temp, refrigerator, etc). Was your diabetic team available to you by phone after you went home? What was the protocol for reporting your child's log information (bg levels, insulin dosages/carb count) during that first week? Did the doctor/diabetic team adjust your childs insulin levels during that first couple of weeks? How soon did your child see their ped endo after diagnosis, or after they were released from the hospital? I guess that's all. Thanks for your help.