I ran into an aquaintance last night. Her almost 5yo was diagnosed with D right around Halloween. I posted a while back about them pursuing Holistic therapies for their daughter. Mom told me that dd was able to "need no insulin at all for about a month, and then her blood sugars were creeping up to around 160-180 after meals". They are now on Humalog and Humalin NPH, and mom said she's "only getting 2 shots per day". Mom said that the dd is on a mainly protein and vegetable diet, with few carbs and those are low glycemic foods. She eats things like flax bread, drinks almond milk, that sort of thing. Mom said her latest A1c was in the around 5.7 (can't remember exactly, but it was close to that, in the high 5's) and that she hopes to get it down to the 4's by next time. It sounded like mom has the little girl on a very regimented, strict schedule, and she also said that they no longer need to check her at 3am (getting up at night was a big deal for them when she was first diagnosed), and her blood sugars are normally around 80-90 when she wakes up in the morning. AT the time she was telling me all of this, my Tessa was eating chocolate cake for dessert (we were at a Church Fish Fry), lol. I came home so bummed out, that I'm obviously doing something wrong letting my child eat regular foods, many of them processed and some high glycemic. We *always* check her at night, and often have days of yo-yo blood sugars. NPH just didn't work well for us, with having to keep a strict schedule and eat a certain number of carbs at a specific times. This other mom has one other child a year older (7yo), so probably doesn't have quite as much running around with other kids as I do with more children. So, is this just a case of YDMV, or is she on to something? Or is her child too tightly controlled, not eating enough carbs for growth and development? The little girl looked great, running around, playing, and seemed fine. I definitely got the feeling that mom felt she had "gotten control" of the diabetes. I wanted to tell her that she should brace herself and not be discouraged if and when things change, but didn't want to burst her bubble. What do you think? I came away from the conversation feeling like I wasn't doing everything right for my daughter, but now wonder if it's the other way around. I know there is no *one* way to do things, so is this just a case of YDMV like I mentioned above?