So, I have been reading here, and on the teens place, for a couple of yrs, and need some advice so I decidded to join for realz. I got diabetes when I was four and we actually didn't live in the US cuase my dad is in the army. I gues the way my dad learned to deal with my sugars is different then how they do it over here. So, here the prob - I really, really , really wnat to pump. My mom is ok with it. she says it will make it easier for me to hang out with my friends and stuff. And all the posts I read for the teens, everyone pumps or really, really wants to. My dad won't let me. I don't know if its cause he thinks Im stupid, or not responsible or something. But I get straight A's, I run track and Cross Country, I count all my carbs, so I don't know why he doesn't think I am ready! I cry every night I have to get my shots. We even tried putting me on some other insulin for 6 months so I wouldn't have to take a shot at school. But my A1C went up. And I still hate taking my shots. I just want to be a normal kid. There is a kid in my school that pumps and he has shown me what he does and how he does it. He even let me watch a sight change once. So I KNOW what's involved. I mean, I am 14, and I am a good kid, I don't cuase trouble, I do what I'm told. I just don't understnad why my dad won't let me pump. How do I prove to him that I can do this?