Hiya Everyone My son has been Type 1 over 5 years now, he is almost 13 and this morning we have just had word that he will no longer recieve DLA as from his 13th Birthday (next month). I am guttered. I spent over 9 hours filling these forms in, sending every bit of evidence I could, showing them how many times I am up during the night sorting him out and they just flat out refuse him. No down grade, nothing! So how can he go from Highest care componant to nothing. If anything, he needs even more help now because he is hitting puberty, his sugar levels are raging out of control. I intend to appeal but just wondered if anyone as ever won an appeal? Yesterday evening, the Sugar levels were in the thirties, come midnight, we were fighting Hypos and having to wake him to give him food till 2:30am. This morning, he has gone to school shattered. Do the DLA people think while he is 12 years old he needs lots of help and as soon as his 13th birthday hits, he's fully recovered and able to manage it himself?