Like "One thing that is working in your favor is that she is young and you can change her diet gradually and she will soon forget what those other things tasted like. I agree with you, avoid the aspartame, as it could lead to worse carb cravings. http://dorway.com/ I use stevia and as she goes you can train her to drink a lot of things without any sweet. Sugar is an acquired taste and you can wean her off at a young age. One of the most useful sites for juvenile diabetes is JDRF http://www.jdrf.org/ Here is a great place to start right here in our Health Center as well. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/health-center/documents/11298-type-1-diabetes-recently-diagnosed There are others here who have children with diabetes and I am sure they will find you and help you along the way as well. Just love, love, love your little one and it will all pan out. I am not saying it will be all easy, but it will all be worth the efforts."