Hi. My ten year old son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes three days ago. We spent the next two nights in the hospital; we were discharged last night at 8:30 p.m. I don't know what to say. How do people do this? I know we're at the start of a steep learning curve, and thank goodness I have a supportive husband, and my son is a good kid- responsible, bright, already giving himself injections- and his 7 year old brother has been very understanding, but... I can't get my brain around this. When does the shock wear off? I'm giving shots, checking carb labels on foods, calculating Novalog doses, recording glucose readings, and I still feel like I can't wake up. Poor kid. Poor us. Is it awful to think that? Thanks.