I know you'll all probably laugh and think "What a noob!" but that's okay because, yes I am so totally new to this (Friday is 2 weeks since his diagnosis) and I've discovered a problem. If you stay up for the 2am sugar check, you may never get to sleep at all. Dragged my -weary, so ready for bed as soon as this sugar check is over- body into my son's room only to get 343 as the result. This is the highest it's been since we left the hospital and let me tell you, I was instantly awake. All I could remember to do was that over 300 meant check for ketones...so off I ran to get them. Before I had him get up, I checked him again, still over 300, but 313 instead of 343..at least it was lower. Still, as per our hospital instructions, I had him pee on the stick and thankfully there was no color change, whew! So relieved, in all my running back and forth, I managed to clue my sleeping hubby in on what was happening, so he was up in an instant and was relieved to hear all was okay and he could go back to bed and now I am AWAKE! My heart is racing...after all the stories people have helpfully shared with us in the last few weeks of family and friends who've lost limbs, gone into comas or died from diabetes, I may be a little on the freaked out side..go figure. Okay, thanks for letting me get that out. Please pray for sleep, as I have to spend the day with twelve 2 yr olds tomorrow!