If you are anything like me, I just had a hard time listening to them tell me what I couldn't do or eat. I avoided seeing the diabetic educator for years cuz of that. I recently starting seeing them again and they have really helped regulate my BS levels. I have been on the pump for 11 years, and the sensor only a couple months. Since I have started visiting the diabetic educators more regular, and not the endo, things seem to have improved a lot.