it is very had for kids to be diagnosed with this chronic disease as kid love to eat every candy or sweets they see. I thing a psychologist can help him. also talk to your doctor about the pump is easier for him as it will take away injecting him a few times a day to once every 3 days. it will also manage his sugars better. I was diagnosed at 10 years old now am 32 I would have wish I had the pump then and not as an adult. good luck with your Lil one and God Bless you.