We test my 11 year old daughter who's on a Minimed pump upwards of 50 times a week (we're trying hard to bring that down - it was at 60+ a few weeks ago -we don't have insurance on this so it's expensive, besides which I hate seeing the needle-marked finger pads). The 'within-range' (70-180) percentage is often 60 to less than 70 percent most weeks recently. We think a 70% plus week is good, and we've even had a few (a tiny handful) 80% plus weeks. Is this normal for most kids this age? We had two excellent A1Cs of 6.9 and 6.8, but this time we knew it was going to slip a little from there - she's been having a lot of 60% in-range weeks recently. Not too bad - 7.1. But that's not so great if you account for the regulated meals (we measure carbs and fats, and weigh most foods to make sure we get it approx right) and activity and lots of testing. A lot of the 60 percents are because she's back to telling us little fibs - cookies and even glucose pills without letting us know, hypers when she tests, which she reports as normal readings. Sometimes it's amazing how a smart kid can be that stupid. I have calm conversations with her where we get into a pact so she'll tell me the truth, but she slips up again in a few weeks. How does one cope?