End of life as we knew it? Absolutely. It was like standing on the edge of a cliff, staring down at my feet only inches from the plunge, knowing I had to jump no matter what. Immediately my head swam and my stomach knotted up; there was that implicit understanding I must face life a different person, face a different life, and face it suddenly against my will. Sounds dramatic, right? Well it was, it has been and it will continue to be. Anyone who knows me well says I exaggerate. Nothing should get in the way of an entertaining story? Well this is not fiction. This is the story of type 1 diabetes being thrust on my baby son at only 8months of age. Diabetes is a chronic disease at this point with no cure and no real cause.