Amy - I am sorry to hear about your son's dx. My son was dx on May 28, 2009 and he is 3.5 yrs. Yes, it took a while to get the shots easier. I would say by about 10 days, it was a LOT easier than when we were in the hospital. At least the crying after the shots stopped. Now we are 1 month in, and he knows that he needs his shot after he eats and will say "OK, are you going to get my shot ready?" And then only freaks out when you have the syringe ready, but only for a little bit and as soon as you say "Done." he is fine and back off to playing (with now only an occasional "That hurt me, Mom!"
I am really proud of everything he has learned about this so far, like he knows what foods don't need shots: Cottage cheese, carrots, water. And will ask for them as snacks. He also likes to tell me that fruit snacks are only for when his blood sugar is low.
But we have bad times too - if you have any suggestions on how you have gotten your little guy to eat or drink when he is low and sleepy, I would sure love it! That is the hardest part. I know I would hate it if I got woken up and told, "You must eat!" So far I feel like I have gotten no good suggestions on that one. Well, I did try frosting last night. John was still mad and I was squirting it in his mouth and then holding his mouth shut. It did get the job done, but I feel like I am torturing him. At those times, I wish there was a sugar shot I could give him - we'd be done so much faster and he could go back to sleep!