I had not heard the term "brittle diabetes" until recently and have begun researching it as much as possible because of my oldest son. I know that some of the research I have read states that it is a difficult form of diabetes, but other information suggests it is simply a way to describe diabetes in people who do not take care of themselves. Wyatt and Lucas could not be more different in their diabetes, however, I use the same caution/stringent schedule with both of them. Lucas reacts well to his basal rates, correct doses and boluses, where as Wyatt reacts all over the place. Even with the pump he is all over the place. He has extreme highs and extreme lows, both have led to numerous hospitalizations and ER visits. Most days I feel like I will never get his BG under control. Today is an excellent example. I am very careful with their food, make sure I keep track of every carb and have them both check their BG probably more often than I should, however, he was high all day. I changed his site twice, bolused with his flex pen and we are still over 300. He has eaten nothing abnormal, and I have not allowed any snacks today. This pattern is fairly normal though with him. I have no idea what I am doing wrong, but after researching this, I'm beginning to wonder if there is more going on than I realize. Today I read that one of the signs are gastro problems, which he has had since prior to his diagnosis. Our Endo has attempted to get me to believe that these two problems have nothing to do with one another, but I've never quite believed that. I'm hoping that someone here has some information/experience with brittle diabetes and can help me out. I plan to email our nurse tomorrow to get her take on it, but would like some assistance here as well. Thanks!