Hello, I've been lurking but thought it was time to register and post. My son was just diagnosed a month ago. He is 13yo. He is taking novolog and lantus. He was very very sick (DKA) when the diagnosis was made. He'd been quite sick for awhile and when I finally got him to the clinic (very guilty about waiting) they immediately flew us to the children's hospital 90 miles away. There is such a steep learning curve. I get more overwhelmed each day - doesn't seem like I will ever learn enough to keep his numbers right! We have not really changed our diet at all and I'm guessing we should His BG numbers are all over the place and I can't yet make heads or tails out of how different foods affect his numbers. He started out on larger amounts of insulin and he keeps needing less and less, which seems a little backwards but whatever it takes I guess. I imagine it will eventually swing the other way again. I don't even know enough to ask questions really but I am getting a lot out of reading all the posts here. One thing that seems different for Luke is that we were told to eat and count up the carbs - and then take the insulin. It sounds like most people take the insulin before they eat?? We were not told to do after meal levels so I have no idea what they are. We test morning, before meals, bedtime, middle of the night as standard and also before/during activity and if he is feeling low or off. He seems to be really sensitive to exercise. We went swimming and the kid was stuffed with trying to eat enough every 45 minutes to keep his blood sugar up. Poor kid eats more now (including that junk juice and fruit snack packets) than he ever did before, lol. Long post - sorry - *wave* and look forward to getting more involved in such a knowledgeable group.