I am new to this website. My son is 12yrs old, he has type 1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump. He was dx'ed at age 2 and has been pumping for six years now. His A1c's have been awesome, in the high 5's to low 6's...that is until his last one a month ago which went up to 8. My son has been sneaking food, hiding the wrappers, not bolusing for what he sneaks, lying about blood sugars, saying he bolused or corrected when he didn't, the list goes on and on. I have spent the last ten yrs devoted to taking good care of him, trying to teach him how to live with diabetes and be a normal kid at the same time. I think I did a great job, but then again...maybe I didn't since he's now rebelling. Since he's gone on the pump, I've showed him that he can eat what he wants and when he wants, skip a meal if he wants, sleep in if he wants. I just don't understand why he is now starting to lie about having a high blood sugar or sneaking food and not bolusing. Both his doctor and I have explained to him the risks of what could happen to him should he continue to do this and he seemed to care at the time but he continues to lie and sneak. I've told him that if he's gonna sneak food to at least bolus for it. I've asked him why he lies about his blood sugars and he says it's cause I get upset when he's high. I've tried to explain that I get upset when he's high as a result of sneaking food, or not correcting when he should. I need some serious help. Tonight he told me at dinner that he was 237 so I had him correct and give a dinner bolus. Then three hrs later I go through his meter and it read HI, not 237. I don't know what to do anymore. I've taken his cell phone away, I've tried to reward him for good control or for him doing what he knows he should be like testing before meals, etc. Nothing is working. His behavior is getting worse. I'm about to take him off the pump, I just don't know what to do. He's gone to diabetes camp for two summers now, a week each summer and he does great for a month or so after and then boom, back to old bad habbits. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.