I too know how you feel! My 7-year old son was diagnosed one week before your daughter (we took him to the ER Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend). I may have been a little more equipped to deal with the shock of the diagnosis because my son also has autism, so we’ve been working through his ‘challenges’ since he was 18 months old. But diabetes on top of autism was a kick in the you-know-what. I just added to the post about snack ideas in the Parents and Caregivers group so hopefully that will help you out. My son is really tall for his age, and he is always hungry (both before T1D and now). His doc lets him eat a good amount of carbs at lunch and dinner because it’s hard for him to eat carb-free food (he hates eggs, for example). In the beginning his body was making his own insulin so this was not a problem. But now his sugars are frequently higher than 180 so we may look at cutting back carbs (along with the increase in his insulin regimen).
You know what I am mourning the most after this diagnosis? The ability to just jump in the car with my boys (6 and 7) and go. I was sooooo happy to get rid of the diaper bag and sippy cups. Now it looks like a lifetime of remembering test kits, low blood sugar crash kits, insulin, and snacks. But I really hate to complain because there are a lot of folks whose kids have worse problems. So we have to keep our chins up