thanks Eric, Sounds like you would be good buddies with my Sam!! I know I've been acused of groaning over high numbers, he gets upset as well. We have adopted a new mantra around here and that is just that whatever the number is, it is a guide so we know what to do--more insulin, or food. One other thing you didn't mention is that some parents talk about how tired they can be from middle of the night testing. I make it a point not to complain when I'm up at night testing, I dont want him to feel bad.