Dawn-My son is 3 years old and was diagnosed 8 months ago! Everything you wrote is everything I have gone through! I remember when only a month had gone by and it felt like a million years but yet it was only a month! Elliot's honeymoon phase was only 4 months but as you stated, it varies from person to person. We also, had to change his Lantus to the morning because he was low all the time at night. Which when we did that it seemed to work!
The playing thing is so hard! He has an older brother (Peyton-5) and Elliot just wants to keep up with him. But he loves to eat so when I offer him food he is all over it and will drop whatever whenever to eat, eat, eat! But the funny thing is, is that he is skinny.
The family thing! Ugh! This is hard! We have 9 nieces and nephews who all range 5-2 months! And when we get together, it's food, food, food! It's hard in the beginning but after time and lots of talks with Elliot he gets that he can only have certain foods at the party until dinner time!! Offer him carb free choices! Meats, veggies, & cheeses! Family is tough! When I called my sister to tell her that we were in the hospital and Elliot was diagnosed with diabetes, she said "That is no big deal!" Really? It takes time to educate them and others too! But you have to be your voice for your son!!
Keep your spirits up!
We just got Elliot on the OmniPod! Day 1 for us! But we have heard such good things about this pump! So, we are excted!