No one is saying just take insulin and don't change anything else. We all are painfully aware of the lifestyle changes this disease creates. I was taught that people with diabetes can eat like other people, they just need to cover the carbs they eat with insulin. I believe that is a more healthy, modern approach. Diet restriction was something that was recommended in the "old days" of diabetes management. No one here is saying there people can do whatever they want and there are no consequences. That is just silly. Very dramatic, but again, no one is saying your children will be scarred for life. They may be resentful, and act out later in life or develop eating disorders, but then again, maybe not. But I am not sure how restricting bread and sugar in your other children is helping your child who has diabetes? There are many ways to teach children these important lessons other than restricting their diet. Again, no one here is telling their children that. We all are VERY aware that life is not fair. You do realize you are talking to parents of children who have an incurable, chronic disease, right?