We have only been at this for five months and still have a lot to learn. That being said, I think my son (13) forgot his brain the last two days. Last night we were at 4-H meeting. As we were getting ready to leave I asked him what he had for snack. He guiltily said he ate five miniature cupcakes that had chocolate icing. He was also sucking on a tootsie roll pop We were told by endo that if his bg was under 150 at evening snack that he can have a free snack. That doesn't mean a free for all, even if he was at 79! We decided to dose for the snack when we got home. Must have given too much because I decided to check him at 12:45am and he was 57. Fast forward to this afternoon. We are getting ready to go to the pool in town. I told him to have a large snack since he will be getting some exercise. I go to change clothes and when I come out he is giving himself a shot of 3 units of insulin He tells me that he is having a turkey sandwich, a pack of toast-cheese crackers and some saltines. The whole point of the snack was so he wouldn't go low while he was swimming! He just defeated the point! I usually lift weights while my kids swim and I was a nervous wreck thinking about him going low in the pool. His bg ended up being 74 when we were done. Whew! He is usually on the ball but I think it is time for some more diabetes education!