A motto that has been used over and over in our home is that "Good choices have good consequences. Bad choices have bad consequences." In this case, the youth is in total control of what consequence he gets. If he wants age-appropriate freedoms, he can demonstrate age-appropriate responsibility. And yes, because he does have diabetes, he must also show it in diabetes care even if his friends don't have to bother with it. Why? Because otherwise he'll have the consequences of poor control that his friends won't have. Good consequence - being trusted and allowed increasing freedoms. Bad consequence - having to have an adult supervise diabetes and being embarrassed in front of his peers. It's not a difficult choice. There are three-year-olds on this board that know how to test themselves. He just doesn't want to bother, so his mom needs tools strong enough to make him decide a quick test a few times per day is the better choice.