Starting lantus later this week. He was (still is for a few more days) on nph and reg . Mixed both in the morn, which was one shot, then maybe 1-2 shots of novolog thru-out the day. I asked the endo if I'd have to give lantus(6units) AND novolog in the morn(he is always high in the morn200+)and she said yes. I also knew already that he would need more shots...I dunno...I'm kinda wondering if it was wise to switch. I just kept hearing good things about it. He usually only gets one low, and thats by 10am and I just give him a snack. So I know with the lantus he will no longer need a snack before lunch. I don't know if I'd call it a 'better' trade off. We'll see how it goes. After finding out that his a1c of 8 is not high, but actually right on target, I felt more at ease. All this time I was thinking it was high, but they say 7.5-8.5 numbers are ideal for children under 13.