We were eating dinner tonight... just an average night... meatloaf and mashed potatoes when Margo (age 11) asked, "Mom, am I going to get those side effects of diabetes that I learned about in school? I don't want to go blind. I will die if I can't see!" Well, I took a deep breath and told her that I hoped not.. that the best thing we could do was to all stay as healthy as possible. I was confident and calm and we talked about all kinds of diseases that people have. Diabetes is a disease that you have a lot of control over. She smiled and we ate dessert. Then I cried for half a hour. I hate having to talk about my kid going blind over dinner!! One a positive note, our local Kiwanis club has sponsored Margo to go to diabetes camp in Mass this summer!!