Okay, I'm new to D, so I want to find a way to say this tactfully, because I don't want to sound like the new person who thinks she knows everything... That said, I'm in complete and total agreement with Sooz. Yes, it's your son's body and his diabetes...but YOU are the adult, the responsible one. I cannot tell you much it bothered me to read, "he doesn't like." Kids don't like a lot of things, things that are required of them, heck, I don't like a lot of things that are required of me, but liking, when it comes to D care, is completely irrelevant. It's about realizing that even though we want our kids to be responsible and be in control of their own lives as much as possible, we need to be their safety nets. When he doesn't want to take a shower, or go to school, do you let him have his way? And those things aren't even life-threatening. We are only two months in, and I've already heard a lot of "I don't want" or "I don't like." My answer is always..."I understand how you feel, and I agree diabetes does suck, but I'm the parent and you WILL do as I say, because I love you and I don't want you to suffer from the repercussions of not taking proper care of your diabetes."