My daughter was diagnosed at 12 months. Some of my tips for dealing with toddlers: DON'T hesitate to switch to the pump. We waiting over a year to switch from MDI to the pump and my only regret is that we waited too long! Don't beat yourself up over a bad number/day/week. It happens, learn from it and move on. Diabetes is a marathon, not a sprint- especially when your child is diagnosed so young! Try to get other people involved so you don't feel isolated dealing with the disease. Try to train other family member's in your child's care so you can take sometime for yourself! I hope that these help..