So today we had our first real follow up and our first post diagnosis A1C. They said DS's A1C is a 6, and they were happy with that. I know we are smack in the middle of our honeymoon, essentially a mulligan in this nutty world, but I was glad that we kept our son healthy these three months. It was funny when they asked "Do you think his A1C is a 6 because you have a lot of highs being balanced off against lows?", and I was able to say with accuracy 'We have been between 70 and 180 73% of all readings, and less than 180 81% of all readings, of which there were 954". I got this blank stare, then I said "I am a data guy in IT." They then rolled their eyes and laughed. I also had in my mind what his A1C should have been if our strips/meter were behaving, and 6% is about what I had calculated so one less thing to worry about on that front. I want to thank everyone who helped these last few months, directly or indirectly by posting questions/answers that my family certainly benefited from! The bottom line is we took it very seriously my wife and I, and so has our DS. So today was a good day. We also talked to the nurse practitioner about a Dexcom G4. At this stage she is biased against it. Her experience is that since we are in the honeymoon, with swings abound, she has noticed that starting a CGM now leads to kids worrying about things too much. She said that at his age (he just turned 12) that it would alarm/shake so frequently that the kid would never wear it and it would hurt more than help because of the anxiety and it would potentially bias my DS against technology in the future. This is based on her clinical experience. She didn't say she wouldn't support it, but she did say we should think twice. She also stated that doing the CGM separately would make it so that he had to have two devices to carry around when the pump happened ( we are supposed to get trained on a pump in June). I know a lot of folks on these boards use the Dex/CGM and love it. Are there others out there that can sympathize with that reasoning? Does starting a CGM for a 12 year old make things potentially worse? Has that been your experience?