My 8 year old just had field day on Friday. It was really only half a day, after lunch. We had under-bolused him at lunch, anticipating the activity, and I set a lowered temp basal. This worked well last year. It wasn't enough, however, because when I checked him about 40 minutes into the activities, he was 70. Only you guys will understand how torn I was. No way did I want him to stop having fun and taking part with his classmates. Luckily, the next activity was low energy...just playing with a parachute...so I lowered his basal rate some more, and stood there popping glucose tabs in his mouth. Twenty minutes later..while he yelled at me to hurry up and test him...71. So, while he stood in line for a relay race, he downed a juice box. I was determined not to stop him unless he went below 70. Happily, he started to go up...119...and then it was almost over and we managed to keep him playing while not dipping too low. Got me wondering how parents with older kids manage field day. I'm sure teens that have a "Gym Night" or whatever it is called at your school do their own management...but what about 12/13 year olds in middle school? Do you go to their field days? Leave it up to them? When we get to that point, I don't want to be a helicopter parent and embarrass him, but of course need him to be safe. As always, hearing your experiences really help me to plan for how to handle things later!