We were one of the fortunate families that received full training in the hospital including how to count carbs, figure out ratios, incorporate corrections, plot our numbers, and adjust as needed. The training was very intense, like a university short course taught by the doctor, learning all about the body and what is happening or not happening properly anymore, the common errors to look out for, what to anticipate in the coming weeks and months. My husband stayed in the hospital with my daughter for the first week as he was shown the ropes, and during the second week my daughter received day passes. The hospital's experience was that it paid off to do the training up front - having families leave once they were properly trained. So, once we left the hospital, we didn't call in. We were on holiday in Germany, and at the time, we had no idea how lucky we were.