I am noticing that as Connor gets older and has had diabetes for more years (4 years), he is becoming more self-aware of his body and feelings of low blood sugars. One of the newer changes that I've noticed is that he will be unable to fall asleep if he feels his blood sugar dropping. He'll stay awake and want to talk, and he inevitably ends up with a low blood sugar at 11:30 p.m. It would not have been a low that I would have caught myself (scary). He is not yet waking up during the night when he's low. When will that start to happen? Is is a chronological age? Number of years with diabetes? Brian (DH) has had type-1 diabetes since he was 15, and he said he woke up during the night when he was low since the time he was diagnosed. It seems to be a gradual progression of self-awareness with Connor. I wonder if it's because he's younger (age 9) or that he hasn't had diabetes long enough to know to wake up from a low? Connor didn't used to shake when he was low, but now he visibly trembles. It seems that diabetes keeps changing on us, but maybe it's just Connor changing and growing? Will this trend of self-awareness and new automatic self-preservation keep kicking in for Connor? I like to see that I'm not alone in being responsible for catching lows now. He plays just as much of a role; if not more, than me. I'd like to know what to expect next? Could any of you with children who have been diagnosed around age 5 whose kids have gone through these self-awareness steps forward tell me what I can look forward to next? Thank you!