Is your son on lantus? Lantus really burned Abbey and that nightly injection was difficult for both of us. If lantus is painful, you can ask to be switched to levemir. You have received so much good information. I think it might be best to take over the injections for now. For us, right after diagnosis, we got a jar and put a dime in it for every bg and injection. Abbey chose what she wanted to do with the money (it added up quickly) and then after a month or so, she said she didn't the dimes any more. Maybe you could ask your son what could help him adjust to his new (and not negotiable) routine.