I just stumbled onto this forum a couple days ago, and have been reading through the forum. Very informative! I consider myself somewhat informed, being a nurse and having a brother with T1 and husband with T2...but, have run across a few things that hadn't entered my mind. My DS was diagnosed in July 2011, just after a week at camp where he was wanting to leave all activities early to run to the restroom. This is a camp where his dad and I both volunteer, so we were there to see the pattern. The day after we arrived home, I checked his bg with his dad's meter. The oringinal numbers were almost 500--so, we made a trip to the ER. His blood draw value there was 704. They determined he was on the edge of DKA, but able to go to the regular medical floor, not ICU, where we spent the next 5 days. This was my one "healthy" child, who never had been to the hospital, never had blood drawn, never got "sick"! Poor kid had lots of new experiences in those 5 days! LOL. He started using an insulin pump in December 2011, and is doing pretty well on it. Although he doesn't test as often as he should....he is 14, and is trying to be an independant teen! He has had several readings lately in the 200-250 range. The next few years may be interesting! My biggest struggle right now, is they moved my job an hour away! And my husband works 45 minutes away in the other direction. My DS attends an alternative type HS, where they are in different locations in the city on different days. There is only a school nurse 1 day a week...so, if there was a bad low at school, it could be a bad situation. Anyway, sorry for being so long-winded! I am grateful to find this forum! It has already been informative and educational!