I also really like this site. My daughter was diagnosed a week ago and I am still so overwelmed. My husband is in Iraq until August probably and I just feel like there is so much to do and learn and that life will never be "normal". I am also going through all the guilt of not seeing the signs earlier. Thank God he was watching out for her!
It is so scary to see kids go through something like this. Maybe even more so for the parents. Since the first couple of days in the hospital, I am doing fairly well but the nights (after she goes to sleep) and it is just me, I tend to break down. I don't know if other parents would understand this or not.
Right now I feel like every conversation resolves around this. I am hoping to find as many support groups (on line or in person) so I can just talk about this as freely as possible. I also really want to get my daughter into some kind of group so she sees there are other kids out there with this.
My daughter is so shy, it is heartbreaking to see her and be so unsure of things.
There was only a week and a half left in school after she got out of the hospital so I didn't send her back yet. I am scared to let her go. Also, her school is so small there are no other children with diabetes there so there will have to be some training going on.
Well, I just wanted to vent my emotions out to others who may understand what I am feeling.