Looking for an endo NY/CT who will support my using the pump

My endo, Andy Drexler (wno was great), moved to LA and I need a new doc. I want to get my A1C down below 6 and I don’t want to give up using the pump. (I was considering Dr. Richard Bernstein, but he doesn’t support pump use.)

I’m looking for a doc/team who are aggressive, but not dogmatic. Who will work with me to get my basal and boluses right and adjust my food and exercise so i can live a normal life. …that’s not too much to ask, is it? :wink:

I’ve been on the pump for about 10 years. I’m using a Deltec Cozmo 1700 and it has been mostly pretty good. (Though, mine goes off of warranty in January.)

Anybody have recommendations?

Dr. Robert Ruxin - in Sandy Hook (near Newtown) is fantastic. HIS CDE is a Type I and pumper, and together they are fantastic. He and she got me on a pump a couple of years ago and I cannot say enough good things about them both. I am sorry that I moved away from the area. I really miss the care they gave me. Not just technically good, but they would actually (gasp) listen. I also always had the impression that I was their most important patient. Tell me where else you will find that?

I go to the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at 168th Street in Manhattan - part of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital system. Nice office. Wonderful doctors, nutritionists. onsite eye docs, etc. Some on-street parking, if you’re lucky and unafraid of Washington Heights! Boo! Every time I was hospitalized, my mother used their garage. Insanely pricey. Weill Cornell is closer to Grand Central (via the 6 train) - I think. Getting to the Upper West Side via choo-choo train to subway from CT could be quite a haul. I live in Queens and it takes over an hour. It can take 2 hours if I’m forced to take the local 1 train there. 212-851-5494.

I’d like to thank all of you for your input. I decided to go with the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Dr. Robin Goland is my new endo and I’m liking it there. In the first 4 months my A1c came down from 7.5 to 7.0. They’re very responsive and available and teach you how to manage all this yourself.

Thanks again for you thoughts.