*warning-whining alert* but one question at the end My DD is sick again. She had pretty significant febrile respiratory illness 4 weeks ago that caused her numbers to skyrocket and be unpredictable for at least 2 weeks and then I had a little over a week when we were settling down a bit and trying to fine tune things again. She was still on more insulin than she had been before illness but we were more stable. Then this weekend-about 4-5 days ago now- she got sick again. Just a little runny nose really, no fever or vomiting or anything else but her numbers went skyrocketing again. Her numbers are high and unpredictable so one time a .5u correction will drop her 150 and the next time only 40 etc (yes I know more details needed to compare but just an example). It is just so darn frustrating. I can understand that the stress in her body triggers this but its difficult to deal with in the short term when all of her ratios and correction factors fall apart on you and then in the long term it is so disheartening because each time she gets sick she ends up on higher doses of insulin during the illness and never goes back down fully to where she had been. She has been sick about 5-6 times since last October and her insulin needs have tripled during that time. I know logically that higher doses of insulin does not mean that a child is "worse" and yet I can't help but be discouraged. Its not like she is in a growth spurt or puberty or just growing with time...that I could accept easily. Its not even the gradual emergence out of her honeymoon exactly though really I guess it is. And I know that being out of the honeymoon isn't a terrible thing either. This just feels like the virus is causing inflammation in her body that is attacking and killing off her islet cells and I can do nothing but watch it die a little more each time she gets sick. I know I am being over dramatic and yet is just one more depressing feeling on top of the frustration of 3 out of the past 4.5-5 weeks being disrupted due to illness. And its not like things are great in the healthy weeks-just easier. Just before she got sick a month ago I had 3 weeks of fairly good numbers and a good glucose average with few lows and I was feeling pretty good about things overall. then boom. And here I was hoping for a nice drop in our A1C to show her endo that her new dexcom (which we have had for 2.5 months) was making an objective difference. I don't really have any questions except one: Does this happen to everyone with every illness (i.e. weeks of haywire numbers then overall increase in insulin and new ratios, ICF needed to be figured out) or is it just that she is at that time period where her honeymoon is waning so it is rockier.