I would appreciate it if we can put the past behind us. I'd say that the balance for me tipped to the intuition side at about 6 months, and its probably 70/30 now. It doesn't sound like you would have ever gotten good control following any "by the book" strategy, and I don't think I can either. What I need is the mental health to be a dad and do family things without being obsessed about the dexcom reading at a given instant, what its doing etc, and to get good enough control. I apologize for the past. The science based knowledge did give me a good framework to start but it stopped fixing problems at least 6 months ago.