An what I suppose is an interesting twist of fate, I am now legitimately part of this forum as not just an adult type 1 myself, but as a parent of a 10 year old son who now shares yet another thing with me. Hi everyone. Some of you know as I used to post here under the CGM subforum. Just got off the chair where I slept, starting the morning in Oakland's Children's Hospital next to my son's bed. I caught it real early - the doctor said that normally they don't see people come in at this stage, usually it gets misdiagnosed for another couple to few weeks. But being type 1 myself I was of course alert to the signs. I would have caught it even earlier but I have been so busy with work that I barely spent any time with the kids the past couple of weeks. I had them both to myself this weekend, and after 24 hours of seeing his mood, lethargy, frequent urination, heavy consumption of liquids, lack of appetite, and practically every other textbook sign, I grabbed my backup meter and did a finger test. 398. The one good thing is that when I got to the ER at the local hospital and explained everything, they took me a lot more seriously than they otherwise do, and he got admitted within 10 minutes, and in a bed and hooked up with IV's within 30. He was transferred to Children's within 3 hours, and it is quite a fantastic facility. It is no wonder that people will fly their kids from other states here. Excellent care doesn't begin to describe it. Anyway, hi again everyone, I now have a double membership. I wonder if we'll get matching syringes?