Okay, my head is absolutely spinning from reading Pumping Insulin by John Walsh ALL DAY. Way too much information overload, but it's a GREAT book. My question is about checking basal rates. We have never been good at this -- nor have we ever had anyone tell us exactly how to do it. Thanks to this great book, I'm going to start with checking overnight basals. I think that part will be easy (except for the lack of sleep). I won't have to have Carson skip a big meal, only a bedtime snack with carbs. So, lets say we get the nighttime basals set and we're able to start checking daytime basals. The book has you break it into 3 sections -- morning, afternoon, and evening. It seems like it would take several days for us just to get morning basals set, and that would be skipping breakfast every day. Then we move to skipping lunch for a few days, then dinner???? How do all of you do that with kids?? I read one of Ellen's posts that she let her son play video games and eat scrambled eggs. I could do that for a couple of days, but it seems like it would take a couple of weeks of skipping meals every day to get this to work. Which is probably why I've never taken the time or energy to check basals this way. But I really want to get Carson more stable. And have a good system for figuring his numbers out. And I know I have to start with getting accurate basal rates. Any advice from people who have done it this way would be VERY much appreciated!!!!! Right now I feel like we're just "winging" it all the time with his numbers. He's 6 years old and I want things to CALM DOWN!!!