My 11 year old was just dx'd 3/31/10. We took her to the doctor and they informed us to hurry up and get her to the ER. I cried all the way to the ER, but have not cried since (no time, things move so fast and I know it is going to catch up with me). When we got there things started moving so quickly. Next thing you know we were transferred to CHOC in Orange and in the PICU. She was dx'd with DKA. Trying to get the bg under control while also seeing that her potassium was dropping quite fast, what a whirl wind. The hospital was great and provided us with so much information and support. Our Diabetes Educator was dx'd when she was 8 and she is now married with kids. It was so nice to see that with this disease you can live a full and happy life! We have been home for less than a week and it is truly amazing at how my daughter has adapted so far. Of course she is on spring break this week and the first day back to school will be Monday. Anyway, I have been reading through all these posts and I am truly greatful I found a resource that can help with our adjusting to this new way of life. I look forward to reading and learning from all the posts here.