Our lovely 12 yr old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes yesterday evening. It is such a shock for us all. There is no history of diabetes in the family. She wasn’t really ill but had lost weight and was drinking and weeing lots. I feel so gutted for her and am very frightened about how this will change her life. I wish I could take this away for her and have it instead but I know I can’t. I would do anything to change this. The team at the hospital are being lovely but we feel like we are in a bad dream. Please, if anyone could offer us some reassurance we would be so very grateful.