Nick is 10 and has had D for 4 years (pump for 2.5 yrs and CGMS for over 1.5yrs).
He has started to judge his carbs and bolus independently.
I think it has more to do with not wanting to feel "different" so he does it kind of quietly if other people are around.
His maximum bolus is set at a reasonable amount to avoid accidental overbolusing.
His CGMS alarms are set at reasonable limits to let him know if he needs carbs or insulin.
BUT he is also now wanting to do his own corrections as well without necessarily using the Bolus Wizard feature on his pump. I have used the Easy Bolus set at .2 to give tiny corrections if he goes over his range (when checking wasn't an easy option and his CGMS was reading above 150 or so). So this is what he is used to and likes because he does not have to stop what he is doing to wash and check....especially if other people are around.
Is it wise to keep his Easy Bolus set low and allow him to use it with limitations...or do I require that he wash and check and use the Bolus Wizard which will make "corrections" bothersome and he might be likely to not do any corrections or view his D negatively (he has NEVER complained about it yet....but I hate to mess with that)? I'm kinda liking his "maturity" about all this.
TIA for any "been there done that" input.