So today was our follow up endo appt post diagnosis (well, we had one at 3 weeks, but we were still in lala land then). We brought up pumping and had a good discussion with the CDE about all our options. She thought he was doing awesome, so that was nice feedback. The MD though, pretty well ragged on my son for not knowing his carb values just off the top of his head, she specifically couldn't believe he didn't know rice or beans (he hates rice and rarely eats beans!) and she was not impressed that he didn't know in ounces how much juice or milk was (he does know in cups though). So now I'm curious how many CWD out there know this stuff just by memory. He knows bread, hamburger buns, tortillas, and he definitely knows his free foods and many fruits. Stuff he eats daily in and out. But, yeah, he does rely on me for a lot of his carb counting, and I still look stuff up all the time. He has an app on his ipod that he uses all the time with friends and away from home. The MD just made me feel like I was enabling him, but we're only 4 months into this, we're still learning! Yeah, I realize he is going to be without me more and more as the years go by, but I don't see what's wrong with using his ipod rather than memorizing (she said "but what if your batteries are bad?). I look stuff up all the time, either online or in one of my books, because I believe in being thorough. I often am fairly certain of my guess, but I verify. She thinks he should know it for when he's not at home and without access to me or his ipod. I tag recipes in the fridge with carb counts, he knows how to read packages, and he does know the more common foods he eats daily. But he didn't know beans...or that 4 ounces is half a cup...or pasta (I actually thought that was a stupid question...pastas vary hugely!!). So here's my question: is this stuff that most CWD memorize and never look up and is it wrong to not expect him to have this information in his head already? He is 15, and quite frankly a bit spacey and hormonal. Here's my BRAG: A1C is 5.9!!! WhooHOO!!