Beautifully written. My son, now 15, became diabetic in 2nd grade, and it hits some children *much* younger. I’ve talked to parents who literally had to tackle their toddler son to attach a new pump, and others who’s daughter was prone to seizures at night. Every school lunch, play date, field trip — any time a young diabetic is away from parental control for more than a brief interval — must be carefully planned for safety. Many private schools do not have full time nursing staff and will not accept diabetics. If a child has diabetes and any variety of special needs, good luck.