How old was your child when they learned to administer their own insulin shots? Was there anything that helped them become more comfortable with doing the shots themselves? My type 1 is 9 years old and I am trying to encourage him to start administering his own shots (once I set the dose) but I refuse to push him too hard. His school district has said that he "should" be administering the shots himself by the time he gets to middle school which is 5th grade (he's currently in 3rd). Currently, he receives shots in his butt from the nurse while in school. He is scared to do the shots himself but I think once he gets the first couple shots down, he'll be fine. I'd appreciate any advice or experiences you would care to share.