Any tips? Last night I started to wonder if I am up to the challenge of parenting Adin in regards to D. How do I empower him and teach him how to take care of himself? When we left the hospital after dka and being diagnosed we looked at D care and responsibilities as no nonsense. We didn't question it or lament our new way of life, we jumped in with both feet. Dh and I later had private moments of grieving, but we felt blessed that we still had a son, who just happened to have diabetes. Adin is growing up He has a strong will and wicked sense of humor. He is also 3 years old and testing boundaries. He is still pulling off pods. Why? To gauge the reactions of those around him? Probably. Because he is just now realizing he is different? Maybe. Because the pod is there? Definitely. I put him on Lantus/humalog last night. I needed to do something to break the cycle. A sort of time out for pods. But it got me to wondering am I up to the job of parenting diabetes? Like most parents I wonder on occasion if I am rising to the challenge of just normal every day parenting. Parenting takes faith and a bag of tricks but what should I put in my D parenting bag of tricks?