I know other parents have worried endlessly about the same things related to diabetes care as I have so maybe this is more of a vent but I have to get it off my chest so here goes. My 16 yr old son ( dealing with D for 3 years) is in competitive basketball - his activity level is off the chart- at our last endo appt. his HBA1c was so low the MD was concerned he was hypoglycemic more than not. His insulins were adjusted ( not using pump) so to keep his BS up a bit more. He is very insulin sensitive when so active. My worry is.. he is very independent and private, does not nor ever has wanted diabetes to be attached to his name. He will not test ( only in front of a very few friends) or take insulin in public. Lately now I see him coming home from school, or a practice and jump right into eating dinner without testing his bs. I hand him his tester or give him a look or say something and he says" my bs is not going to rise in the 2 seconds I put the bread in my mouth!!" He is not careful with counting his carbs- will sit with a bag of chips and eat them and then give himself some insulin but it makes me crazy...?? how does he know what he is eating. He says" mom, we have been over this a million times". He goes by how he feels and can tell if he is high or low and then reaches for his tester. He tests probably about 2 or 3 times a day and never misses his insulin but this carefree attitude is making me nuts. His BB performance never suffers - he is a top athlete - so he doesn't believe me when I tell him his BB will be affected. Do I need to back off more?? I almost hate to go to these endo appts because I feel I don't know what the heck is going on- but he wants me to come and I am pretty vocal about what is going on and my concerns. Oh and another thing is.... diet... he eats anything - he won't even put sugarless syrup on his waffles anymore he justs takes more insulin to cover the carbs. ???? and the dietician seems to think this is ok -??? Wow, sorry this is so long... pent up emotion for sure.