In reading some of the recent threads, I noticed that a few people referred to "bad" blood sugars. Over the years, we have learned that it is important to choose one's words carefully, that referring to bad blood sugars in the presence of a child can make that child think he has been "bad." Granted, there are times when a child can deliberately not check his/her BG before dosing, not dosed insulin properly, etc., but, in general, high or low blood sugars are not BAD. In fact, they are what they are and there are many factors that contribute to them being high or low. So, my point is that we parents need to try to erase "bad blood sugars" from our vocabulary, in my opinion. Instead, let's say high/elevated or low. Similarly, when you encounter high blood sugars, refrain from saying What did you do/eat?" and instead say, "Let's try to figure out why you are so high and fix it." I remember doing this a few times myself (bad parent moment that we all have).