My son is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 in March this year. He needs to keep up his fluid intake and now obviously cannot have fruit juice, milk etc freely. Unfortunately he has a pretty violent dislike of plain water! He actually heaves when he tries to drink it. I have been giving him sugar free squash and other sugar free drinks. These however, all contain artificial sweetners and due to the amount he drinks it worries me that he is taking so much of these chemicals into his body. Does anyone have any flavoured drink alternatives? Does anyone know of any drinks that are flavoured by something other than sugar or artificial sweetners. It is an issue that worries me. I am trying to get him to drink more water but it is an uphill struggle. Any help would be appreciated.