This is for all of you with tweens and teens and anybody else headed that way! I guess that's almost everybody here! My daughter, who is 12 and very self-conscious, is worrying about going back to school already! She doesn't even go back until Sept. Her worrying has brought her to tears more than once already. She is going into 7th grade and she is concerned about a couple of things. First she will have to start dressing for PE. She doesn't know what to do with her pump. Up until know she has kept is hidden from all but a select few friends. She doesn't want all the other kids to see it. I know this seems silly and sometimes I feel like she should just get over it. However I remember how peer pressure works in junior high. I remember working so hard to fit in and how important it was to me and I was not dealing with diabetes. I am at a loss for words that will comfort her or help her get through this. School is one and a half months away and she is already ultra worried. Her second worry is having to go into the school office to test every day. She doesn't want to be different from everyone else. I know that there is no alternative to this one. I am just heart broken that these things cause her so much emotional pain. Being a 12 year old girl is hard enough already! I suppose I just needed to get this off my chest. I don't think there is an answer to this. Time... and she will learn to deal with it because I know how strong she really is. Thanks for listening (or reading) Best of days to all!