How can I help my child cope with type 1 diabetes?

Depends. Every child faced with the diagnosis of diabetes responds differently. Younger children often cope well, adjusting to a new routine with repitition. Older children, especially teens, sometimes rebel. Be supportive and encouraging. Work with your child's endocrinologist on how you can be supportive. They often have wonderful age-appropriate resources to support your child, your family, and you!
Depends on age. The juvenile diabetes research association is a great place to start. Many times a psychologist (is involved on the team approach to diabetic care in many pediatric endocrinology practices) can help tremendously as can other kids with jdm. See http://www.Jdrf.Org/.