hi Cristaro...welcome to type 1 diabetes. Ive been doing this for 22 years...just when you think you've got it figured out, your body says HAHAHA fooled you, and you have to figure it all out again.
don't get discouraged, its the nature of the disease. All kinds of things other than food affect blood sugar levels..hormones, stress. activity (activity can make blood sugar go down, or up), where you inject, bubbles...the list gores on
I know your son is newly diagnosed, but if the pump is an option, it might be really beneficial for a child his age...its much easier to tweak then with the injectionsView Thread
I weigh everything that eat since I am on a pump and need to count carbs.
I use the reprogrammed food list for things such as fruit, but for things like pasta, the carb count can vary widely between brands. So I weigh and then calculate the amount of carbs from the package (this is where that algebra we learned in grade 8 comes in handy!!)View Thread