Like "Well, I think it is a mistake for you to take over his illness, but not a mistake to help him find a good endocrinologist associated with a good diabetes clinic, and let them steer him in the right direction. As far as joining DC goes; in these forums there is good information, and not so good information, so you really need to watch out about what you read in here. After all it is a forum where just anybody can join, and they do not need to be who they say are. I was diagnosed at age 14, and that was 39 years ago, and based on my experience the best thing you can do is don't nag him, and let him find his own direction to where he needs to go."