Not sure if I need advice or just a shoulder, maybe both. We're knee deep here in college prep, went to orientation last week, he stayed in the dorms while I stayed in a local hotel. All went great, he loves the campus and is itching to go. I'm excited for him, but am feeling a definite sense of loss, not just for the person leaving (that part is obvious) but also for the part of myself that's been so immersed in his D life that I'm not sure what I'll do with my time! I won't even have a kid at home with D, so even coming here will be weird. I'm a homeschool mom, and down to one kid, so that's weird...it's all JUST WEIRD!! He went to his first ever Endo appt this morning all on his own, for pump training but also just a final checkup before leaving for college life. Not yet sure if we'll keep this endo for another year or switch, that's still up in the air. Feeling melancholy I suppose. Mid writing this out, got a call from him and got the full scoop on his pump training and appointment. He went with almost NO data (he doesn't use his pump for carbs/BG and he uses 4 different meters and only took 2, hasn't used Dexcom for a while) and I threw him to the wolves to deal with them. HA. A1C 6.7, the best ever since honeymoon! Guess he's doing OK. They quizzed him on how much insulin he'd take for this and that, then put the data into the pump at the same time, he was dead on right. They love him there, think he's awesome, they think his methods are a bit wacky but his outcome is indisputable, so they support him, which I appreciate. Tslim is on board, he got a sample of novolog so we're good to go. Going to stay with apidra for now, and we'll just see how it goes. edited to add, for those who gave advice in earlier posts about cholesterol, his cholesterol levels are great now, so they are leaving him alone about that. He's been working a lot (hard labor, literally), working out a lot, and eating healthily (on the quest for 6 pack abs, still!) and I think that has all contributed to his A1C and lipid profiles.