I've read many different views over the past few months. Everybody's DMV, I know that. AS much as every child is different. Some of you give a lot of control to your 6 year olds, some of you are extremely involved in your 14yo D child's care. (just picking numbers really - I've read it all). I'm wondering in 600 words or less (haha) how you decide to give up some control? Do you let your child do carb counting? Calculate bolus? Give themselves needles - or in the case of a pump, enter the bolus? Obviously this is a totally loaded question. My 6 yo D son has only be dx for 4 months. But since day 1 he's poked himself and now starting to manage the meter on his own. He understands completely what to do when he is low - and though we are there to supervise and advise, we let him "treat" himself. He also understand correction factors and again - under supervision he will give himself his insulin and correct when necessary. It is the same at school. The protocols are crystal clear. But the teachers and I feel he wants control and so we let him, WITH SUPERVISION at all times. (I want that to be clear.) I also realize my son is maybe an anomoly in that he hasn't reached the "I HATE DIABETES" part yet. He likes it when people think he's brave for giving himself needles. The only time he fights it is when he doesn't want to be torn away from something he is doing and enjoying. So we wait until he's ready. Our endo would like to see us understand mdi and carb counting better before we pump. He would also like to know that our son can manage his own care. (No nurses in our school). I've read many different viewpoints about age and involvment, and wondering if it depends on maturing, or your own comfort levels, or what?