My 5 yo was diagnosed 3 months ago and we had our first endo appt. today. My husband and I left the appt. feeling extremely confused and frustrated by the discrepancies between our CDE and endo MD. The CDE was on vacation when we were dx so we had very little formal education leaving the hx. As a result, we have done everything possible to "learn the ropes" with lots of reading, JDRF activities, CWD technology course, etc. in the last few months. We have been shocked at how our team's recs differ amongst themselves as well as current literature. Here are some examples: We left the hx on shots of NPH and Humalog 2xs/day. I think this was done since there wasn't an educator at the hospital but our CDE made no effort to change us to MDI until we finally insisted on it 6 weeks ago. Our CDE has also said things such as CGMs are "more trouble than they are worth," blood ketone monitors are a "waste of money" and that there is no need to pre-bolus despite the fact that our child is an extremely predictable eater. These were all subjects that we brought up and felt immediately shot down. When we requested her to look at our #s several weeks ago as we had several consecutive lows and had adjusted his #s, she didn't get back to us for 2 days and then simply said that it was fine and you have to learn to "play with it." As far as diet, the CDE advised allowing him to eat as he did previously with careful carb counting. Our endo today advised us to teach our son now that some sugary foods are really off-limits and should be limited even as "special treats." The MD disagreed with many of her recs, but didn't seem bothered by the fact that they were so many discrepancies. What bothered us more than anything is they have completely different perspectives on our #s. One says never go to bed under 150, the other says 110 is fine, etc. Does anyone else have similar experiences? How closely do you work with your CDE? Your endo?