Hi, my name is Alissa and I have two precious little boys, Connor and Evan. Connor is 4, and Evan is 3. They are 10 1/2 months apart and the best of friends. Our life was turned upside down Friday night. Our family had taken a business trip to Louisiana on May 13th. We had to drive 12 hours, and when Connor had to go pee every 30 min., I knew something was wrong. I thought it was a bladder infection. I googled (dangerous, I know) and found that frequent urination and excessive thirst could be signs for diabetes. I mentioned this to my husband. He thinks I am a hypochondriac, so he pushed it off. After a week in Louisiana, we returned home (May 19th), but Connor was still using the restroom frequently. We called the doctor and got an appointment for Monday (May 24th). On Friday, we took our boys to see the new Shrek movie, which is great btw. Our plans were to drop the boys off at my inlaws house and have a date night. Oh how that changed. After the movie we had some time before we were supposed to drop the kids off. Connor had to go pee 3 times during the movie, so I told my husband that we should just go ahead and take him into urgent care to possibly get some meds for a bladder infection. At urgent care, they tested his urine, which showed no sign of infection. They then tested his blood. His blood sugar was above 600. At that point, they sent us over to the ER. We dropped Evan off at the inlaws and continued on to the hospital. Within 2 hours we found out that Connor had type 1 diabetes and had mild DKA. We were sent by ambulance at 11 pm that night to Children's Mercy in Kansas City Missouri, 3 hours away from our home. Our lives have been hectic since. We are back home, but his blood sugar is nowhere near what it should be. We have only had 3 "normal" readings since his DX. I have a 9 year old cousin who was DX with type 1 at the age of 3, so my aunt has been incredibly helpful in helping us through this time. We came here hoping to find a place where people understand and are going through the same things we are. Nobody wants to be here, but since we dont have a choice, we have to stick together.