My 11-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with T1D (January 24, 2014). She had her first post-hospitalization appointment today at the university diabetes center where she is receiving her care. My husband took her to this appointment because he is the [unemployed] stay-at-home parent and I couldn't really miss work so soon after missing several days when my daughter was hospitalized. (I arranged time off work for her next appointment to see her MD; her appointments today were with the diabetes educator and the diabetes team psychologist.) I had been feeling relieved that my daughter was going to see the psychologist because over the past 2 days she's been talking to me about how sad she has started feeling about having T1D… My daughter phoned me right after her appointment, in tears because the psychologist told her that she cannot join the military because she has T1D. (For the past two years my daughter has been talking about her plans to get her bachelor's degree, enter the military as an officer, and then join the FBI.) After some research, I now know that what the psychologist told my daughter is true, but I can't help but be angry about the fact that my daughter went in to this appointment feeling upset and left the appointment feeling distraught! I was depending on the diabetes team psychologist to somehow begin to help my daughter feel better about her T1D, not make her feel even worse. I am at a loss for how to comfort my daughter now.