My son has be T1 for 1 1/2 years. He is 11 now and wants the pump instead of daily shots. My endo is dragging her feet. I was told she can only handle so many "new pump" users at a time due to communications. Which I take is she doesn't have enough staff. We live in a western sub of Chicago and in my county have no ped. edos so we have to travel closer to Chicago. I have been pushing or 6 months of get him on the pump. Have met with the educator, had insurance approved and at last visit told that my conversion appt. needs to be with the Dr. not the nurse. We only meet with Dr. every other visit. Tomorrow we are meeting with Dr. and I am thinking of switching Dr.s if she does not start this process. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, what should I do? I really don't want to change Dr.s but don't want to wait another 6 months. He is almost 12 and doing thing without us. He will be more apt to give his insulin if he just has to push a button. Now he says he will just do it later. Any suggestions? His AiC is 8.1 due to hi's during the night I believe. He goes to bed at 120 and wakes up at 260? It takes most of the AM to drop to normal range.