Thank you for the encourging words, It seems no where in the South Bend region is there any support groups, in fact theres a waiting list for almost all the places I have found that have anything to do with Diabetes for children younger then 10 . I dont' know if its because there are so many children around my area with Diabetes or just not enough educators/doctors. We had to make a drive 2.5 hours away just to go to a doctor who could tell us that our son was actually diabetic for sure. Im a real emotional wreck, I have been struggling to get a grip on reality, Its like I have been distancing myself away from my son with having any type of enteraction except for the taking care of his diabetes. Its horrible I know, I dont' know why I am doing it I love him so much, I think I am more scared of this then he is. He is already teaching people how he takes his BS and how he gets his shots. But yet Im the one struggling its almost like Im moarning. I have no clue if this is common or not. I only know one person who's daughter was diagnosed this young and he hasn't been much help with helping me deal with things.
You've found a great support group in Juvenation, and there are others online out there. I haven't connected with anyone in my own area since my daughters diagnosis, but I've connected with many, many moms and dads in the online community and they've been my support system. If you'd like some help from me in getting connected, please email me through Juvenation and I'll help you out.
You might also consider looking into counseling if you're feeling like it's harder to relate to your son now. But maybe you can find a way to just let go of some of the fear. I know if the beginning I was seriously freaked out. How could my beautiful, perfect daughter have diabetes! And my sister-in-law didn't help because when I told her (while we were still in the hospital) that Sarah was being diagnosed with type 1 - she totally freaked (she's type2) and scared the beejeezus outta me! But you know what? We got her home, read a gazillion books and articles, and realized WE CAN DO THIS! Ten months have gone by, and of course we have to manage her diabetes, watching her bloodsugars, counting all her carbs, etc. But she is exactly the same kid she was before. Actually, that's not quite right. She's a far healthier kid now than she's been for a couple of years! She's smart, fun, loving, insanely active. She's a good student and a member of her student council. She is an actress and a singer and is constantly involved in a play or preparing for a performance. She is an advocate for diabetes research and raised over $1,000 last year. She recently started communicating with other young diabetics, and will be a role model for good care and a positive attitude.
Yes, diabetes sucks. But you will learn that it's managable. Don't listen to what anyone says who isn't intimately involved with type 1 diabetes, because chances are they have no idea what they're talking about. Don't worry about food, your son can have his cake and eat it too - he just needs a little insulin (but he'd get that for a bowlful of carrots too, right?).
Take care, we're here for you,