Honeymoon period

My son Joe is 10 and was diagnoded on March 7, 2011 he has been honeymooning ever since almost to the point where I question whether or not he has diabetes. I know that he does, but it is crazy! They have told me to be careful of falling into a trap of letting him eat whatever he wants becasuse one day it will all end and than what! Is it easier to manage after the honeymoon ends? We haven't mastered carb counting yet so they have us on an exchange program and a eating schedule and I hate it! I have been told that it gets easier, I sure hope so!