This turned into a longer post than I intended, but my basic question is: does anyone have advice on how to explain the danger of highs to a young child? Background: We've had a few recent incidents where my daughter accepted food, including carb-y things like fruit chews, from well-meaning adults at parties/family events without coming to us for a poke and bolus, and we've had to clean up the spike afterward. She does ask if the food is GF, but she tells us that she "forgets" about diabetes. She's had T1D for four years, but this has only recently become a problem now that she's a first grader feeling her oats. I sat down with her for a Big Talk last night about how this could cause high bgs. While we were talking, I realized that she has no idea WHY we don't want her to go high. She knows that lows are bad because they sometimes make her feel crummy and because she might have to have glucagon. But she seemed pretty shocked when I told her that highs can make her "sick." I pulled back and didn't get specific about exactly how high bgs can hurt her over many years, because I honestly was a little surprised that she genuinely didn't know that highs were any big deal (after all the hours we've spent reading her books about T1d!) Obviously we have a lot of issues here -- our daughter wants more independence but doesn't have always have the maturity to say "hold on a sec" when offered food or when she wants to eat something; and every time we leave the house, someone seems to be offering her food. I'd like to be able to let her out of my sight for a few minutes, and of course we can try to continue to educate other adults, make bolusing quicker and more discreet, etc. But the bigger issue is that it worries me that she doesn't know any of the "why" of needing to bolus for everything she eats -- she's totally complacent about being high. I don't want to scare her or tell her more than she's ready for, but I do want her to appreciate that there is in fact a reason we don't want her to be high. Anyone else confronted this??