OK, I'm new here, DS10 was diagnosed just last week with T1D. I posted in the introductions forum. I did well with finger pokes and injecting insulin for the 2 days we were doing the diabetes education, but today was the first day at home and I am making errors and mistakes all over the place. Breakfast went ok - took a reading, paged the nurse, she called back and she gave me the insulin amounts to inject for today. Injected two insulin (one rapid and one long lasting). Gave DS a snack and then at lunch time I went to school to do the first finger poke. Took 10 minutes and 3 attempts to get a reading because we hadnt dialled the needle up far enough on the lancet thingy (what do we call these things that poke the fingers?) . Ds gets home from school and I take a reading and get him a snack. 2 hours later another reading, one injection of insulin and another snack for dinner. (cant do too much because we are out of food - very low income). 2 hours after that I gave DS his bedtime snack but waited another 30 minutes before I remembered that we had to inject the second insulin - the long lasting one. I tried to inject it but it went badly and DS screamed his head off. Had to have DH give that one. And on top of all that - before the snack - I forgot to get a BG reading!! These 2 hour snacks are upsetting my routine and I think the food is coming far to close together!!! I dont want to be preparing food for every hour of every day!!! On top of all this his BG readings are still too high because he still has blurry vision. The nurse starts off with low insulin and they are going up but clearly either they are not going up fast enough or DS is eating too many carbohydrates. We havent done any carbo counting yet so I am not measuring. More diabetes education starts on friday. Maths was never my strong point. I am NOT looking forward to having to do all this counting and maths. I HATE MATHS!!!