I put this in the teen forum, but it could apply to younger kids too. At least here it won't get buried so fast. It's just supposed to be a fun thread, for people to toss ideas around. Maybe it might help avoid some of the teenage I-think-I-don't-have-diabetes-anymore syndrome. My DS is 13, diagnosed at 7. A year or two ago, I started getting him a little treat (usually ice cream) after dr. appts. We hardly ever eat out, so it's a real treat for him. Although getting a few hours away from school may be reward enough! lol Next, something that's kind of fun, if he tests and it's exactly 100, I give him a dollar (if I have one in my purse). Sometimes he's 99 or 101 and we lament that he just barely missed it. Then he asks, "then do I get two dollars for a 200?" lol They are just little things that help him get through the hard times of diabetes. I think it has helped him have a better attitude about it all. I think I got both of these ideas from this forum, so thank you to whoever told me about them. The other thing is diabetes camp every year. That's the BIG one. He loves camp almost as much as Christmas!