I almost hesitate to type this, since it feels like tempting fate and T1D has made me superstitious: Ever since about the third week of school, starting around Labor Day, we seem to have been in this golden period with diabetes. Our daughter spends a lot of her days in range, her lows are mild, her spikes are usually modest and brief, and the pump settings seem to be just right, so that she comes back into range fairly quickly and predictably after a high or a low. In our 3 1/2 year journey with T1, we've never had a period remotely like this. Our norm has been to spend all night fighting highs, only to spend the next night giving 3 juice boxes, all with the exact same activity level and basal profile. It's like we're living a whole different diabetes reality these days -- honestly, like the one I've sometimes been mystified by in reading other parents' comments in this forum! It's not that diabetes has become 100% predictable or rational, but we now seem to live under loose rules, instead of capricious whims, about what works and how and when. So, as always with diabetes, I'm trying to figure out the "why," which is obviously a fool's errand. It's not that we suddenly got more educated or savvy about bg management, because I threw up my hands with "the books" a long time ago. Is it that she's finally plateaued on her growth for a while? Is it that she's finally run through every day-care virus known to man? Is this just a little reprieve from the diabetes gods (my money's on this one)? Or do things typically get just a little less difficult in this age range? We definitely have new challenges with starting elementary school -- celiac is becoming ever harder as she becomes more socially aware, and the school district health bureaucracy is a constant annoyance -- but man has it been nice not to have to take a deep breath before looking at her Dexcom trend graph each evening. I know there's no way to predict the future with this disease, but for as long as this lasts I'll be trying to catch up on my sleep, as much as our new baby will cooperate!