OK, I feel a little silly, but I’m hesitant about asking my Endo about getting on a pump. I’ve only been diabetic (type 1) since July, and I don’t want to come off as an “annoying” patient. I also feel like I need to have reasons or arguments of why I need the pump. I don’t even know if he will shoot me down, but I feel so intimidated sometimes when I’m in there (especially since last time I saw him, it was a follow-up from a DKA admission).
Any suggestions on what to say, or how to diplomatically ask your doc about trying to start pump therapy? Anyone else get sheepish, during that short 15 minute visit?