OK, so in my quest to find an MD I am faced with switching to an MD within the same practice (therefore maintaining the email support system I have from the CDEs, I use it regularly but not frequently, if that makes sense) vs finding someone totally new. I have the advantage of being straddled between two cities so my search is pretty broad but choices are extremely limited anyway! I still feel as if I need someone to reach out to and bounce numbers off. I do have you guys, and definitely am factoring that in, but not sure I'm fully ready to let go of that service. (I email issues and usually hear back in the same day, email numbers, or Rx requests or just general worries) I can switch to another Dr. in the same practice, and maintain that. The office hours for the one recommended aren't great though. I found a pedi endo who does teens, but heard from a member here that she's not so great, so crossed that one off the list for the most part. I like that she does teens and young adults. I may call just to find out support, the MD really isn't as important to me as the team. I can find a regular endo, not pedi. He's 17 so will likely remain on pedi service for a year, right? I guess my question for parents of teens is when you plan on making that switch anyway? I'm >< this close to feeling ready to just have an MD who does quick checks and writes Rx for him, but also like the progressive nature of the pedi offices, most adult endos deal so much with Type 2 that I fear we'll lose our edge. Which is silly because I get my edge here...I'm talking in circles now. My head is in circles! I actually know an adult endo (personally) and the drive isn't horrible, my biggest worry with her is what hospital we'd be forced to use....actually that's a worry with ANY adult endo at this age, could we still use the children's hospital and just not have OUR endo? Not that I plan on needing a hospital, but it's good to think this stuff through, right? I am very UNimpressed with how hospitals deal with diabetes. Any thoughts, opinions, what are your plans for your teens as they age out?