I've read some posts that upset me a little. Parents saying that they don't know how or what to tell their children about diabetes, or that they don't want to put that burden on them, and they leave their children not knowing what to do in case of an emerg. Kids understand a lot more than we give them credit for. My husband a I started talking to our kids when they were very young, 1 1/2 , and I think it helps alot to for them to know why your acting like you are when your low or high. I know it gives my children security knowing they can help if I need it or how to call 911. I think it takes a little of the fear away knowing what to do. My daughter had to call 911, for me, just after her 5th b-day. She saved my life, my BS was 16 and I was in a coma. The next day I could not stop crying and telling my kids how sorry I was. My kids said It's okay Mommy, we knew what to do. So please don't think your putting a burden on your children, your giving them power, and the security in knowing what to do, at any age.