Hi all! I am a type 1 diabetic and a mom ( but not a mom to a type 1 diabetic). I am writing a novel in which a child goes into a coma before she is diagnosed and I'd like some actual experiences to draw on. Specifically, how quickly it comes on and how would an emergency worker know to test for blood sugars if the child is not previously diagnosed. How long does it take to recover, and what is the process of recovery (insulin? IV hydration? Anything else?) While I am certainly not hoping anyone here has dealt with that awful experience with one of their children, I was hoping if anyone had, they would be willing to share it with me. It is important that I get all the facts as realistic as possible. Anything else you'd like to share about your own fears as a parent for your child, insurance crisis, how your family handled the diagnosis, are also appreciated. I know all about what it is like to live with diabetes. I just don't know how parents deal with it, and since my novel is from the mom's point of view, anything to make it real would be terrific. Thank you!