Wow...that so could have been written by me 10 years ago when Morgan was diagnosed....or 2 years ago...when Zoe was diagnosed. I hope that when you read this you realize that you are surrounded by cyber friends who really get it. There is a nature of dealing with chronically ill children that wears on parents. Even though we have a pretty good routine with the girls, there are always days and nights that something goes wrong. There is also the relentless thinking. I'm always thinking about carbs, basal rates, insulin, sites, sugar checks...every few hours, every day forever. No matter what anyone says, it does start to wear on you. I had this very conversation with one of my dearest friends this morning who has a daughter with spina bifida (who has to be catheterized every few hours to urinate). She feels the same way....it's always on her radar. We both felt "dissed" at work this week because I came in cranky because I had been up with both girls (one high, one low) much of the night. 2 of the girls joked about how cranky I was, and I was so pissed!!!! People just don't get it unless they live it. we roomed with some new friends at the beach this year, and they said MANY times "we had no idea you had to do all this". We should do something for Morgan and Zoe this year! (We've had 2 kids dx'd and cured of cancer in our group in the last 4 years, and have run marathons, had fundraisers, etc for them). I thought....wow...in 10 years no one has every thought that! (Because they only see us for a few hours at a time). One other poster recommended sending out an e-mail. I agree, but also include what your daily schedule is now. It will be an eye-opener.