I agree C.
Any medical professional who finds fault with a pump a viable tool available to T1Ds for managing their diabetes should be looked at with suspicion regarding their knowledge about options, tool and the appropriate application of each in managing T1D.
If I heard a medical professional say this, I'd suggest you walk if not run the the nearest exit to find a new endo. Makes me wonder what else they may be thinking or not understand about T1Ds and T1D management.
it's not that they don't think it's a good tool, but they just don't see a reason at this point to go on the pump if you can manage your diabetes using MDI. Which is true. If you like MDI and you can control your diabetes with shots, why change your routine? I tried the pump, and not only did I hate it, my control was worse on the pump than on shots so we switched me back.
It has nothing to do with them thinking it's not a good tool, just neither of them think the technology is where it should be to switch everyone from MDI if they are having success with their current control method.
as for the "fad" comment, he was refering to the fact that he's seen a huge jump in diabetics who are doing whatever they can to go on the pump, when MDI is working fine for them(like with me) because of the hype around the pump and then realizing either that it works for them, or in my case, doesn't and was a bad decision. kinda of what happened with me. i finally gave into the "trend" of the pump, discovered it isn't for me, and went off of it.
I trust both of them, especially my endo. he, along with the endo who he shares an office with, are the top two endos in my province. i'm honestly lucky to have both of them in my town and both of them an option to me. and i agree with him completely. after being on the pump, i probably won't go back on it and try again until i am getting ready to have children, or the technology improves so that i have to fiddle with it less.
i was simply just pointing out how i thought it was interesting to have two professional who don't think it's the holy grail of diabetic care like i see people pretty much saying on here and what i read in health articles before going on the pump. i think you have misunderstood my original post.