Took Tyler to our new GP for some more insulin. Dr starts by saying he is an expert in D and has worked closely with a famous D dr in NZ - Dr So and So. (Never heard of him!) Turns out he is an adult Endo not a childrens one. But that's ok, cause this Dr is a childrens D expert! Asks when Tyler was dx. "3 yrs ago" says Tyler. Asks to see Tyler's pump, looks at the blank screen and just says "Cool". Asks what insulin he uses. "Novorapid", says Tyler. "What? No NPH as well?" asks Dr Expert. Then tells us how he and the 'famous' Dr invented a needleless injection for Insulin but then pumps came along so it got shelved. (This Dr is in his 30's at the most so I doubt pumps were only invented in the last 5 yrs or so - in fact I KNOW they weren't.) Tells us that they do an A1c test. "Do you know what that is?" Ummm, we have only been getting them every three months for the past 3 yrs. Asks Tyler how he feels about D. (Finally a sensible question.) Tyler says he is ok with it. Dr Expert then tells Tyler that D is all in the mind and if you can get your mind around carbs and insulin then you can live to 100 without complications. But if you can't get your mind around it all, you will lose your sight and get kidney disease and amputations. WTF!? Tyler knows this - he is 14 but he doesn't need to be reminded or made to feel it will be his fault. Then he asks me and Carl how we deal with it. I just mentioned that sometimes letting the umbilical cord go can be tough. "Well, I think you just need to get over it all!" Then he questioned how often we test. Frowned when I said it was at least 6 but with sport, lows and highs, more likely 10+. "It should only be 4 times a day!" says Dr Expert with a roll of the eyes. Well, it's not and we don't! Left the appt rolling our eyes and thinking 'WHATEVER!'