Hi! It feels like a year ago, but it's actually only about 10 days ago my 7 yo son got diagnosed with Type 1. We had him checked out for a bedwetting issue and we didn't think much was going to come out of that. I was even away on a business trip and let my wife handle it. After all, a little bedwetting isn't the end of the world, right? Well, they found elevated levels of sugar in his urine and off to the ER I went. By the time I got home from my trip, he was already admitted to the Children's Inpatient Unit. Of course this was a HUGE chock! Other than the bedwetting, we haven't had any real health issues with him. And maybe the bedwetting was a blessing in disguse. It allowed to catch it early without the initial DKA scare and such. Now the good news is that our little guy is a trooper. He doesn't mind the constant pricking and injecting (so far at least) and he understands that we need to change our routines a bit. I walked him through the science behind what's going on (at a level suitable for a 7 yo) and he seems to get it. The other good news is that my wife and I have always been a strong team when it comes to dealing with challenges. Actually, my main concern is how smoothly things have been going. OK, the carb counting and constant pricking is annoying. OK, the fact that it's going to be a lot harder to do playdates and birthday parties is a bummer. OK, it sucks to wake up at 4am and check him. OK, we've had some pretty scary lows (how does a 23 reading sound?), but we've been able to handle it so far. We're probably in a serious honeymoon phase. So because things have been going fairly smoothly so far, I'm asking myself "When will the proverbial crap hit the fan?". Does that happen when the honeymoon is over? When he's a teenager? I think we're also helped by having a great team at our disposal. But I've noticed that they dodge the question of "OK, so what's next for us?". Therefore, lay it on me! I can handle it! What's next for us? Why am I feeling like I'm on top of this when you're supposed to be depressed and feel hopeless? When will the big pile of crap be dumped upon us? Thanks!