Wow, and he's so young. That's great. DD tests herself but other than that she wasn't actively managing her care. She now does bolus on the pump, but I tell her how many carbs to put in.
He is also very involved in his own care (testing by himself, packing/carb counting his own lunches, and doing some of his own shots).
dd DID NOT want a pump. She didn't mind shots and didn't like change. I felt her bs was all over the map so that's why I wanted one. It turns out her bs is still all over (better but still) and that the lack of shots and convinience for her and for caregivers are actually the greatest perks for us. And that I test a lot more and the pump is actually more work for me.
Personally, I believe in retail therapy and bribing. So I explained that this was something I wanted her to TRY for a month and that she deserved a reward for doing so. She picked a trip to Toys R Us in Times Square--we live in Northen NJ--with spending money. So that's what she got at the end of the month. She also got to pick the color, the skin, several pump pouches, a toy pump for her doll, and the location of the sites. That's enough "choice" for a 7 yr old, in my opinion. Well after a week she was hooked and wouldn't trade it for anything. And I just ordered groovy patches so that's another fun pump thing to look forward to.
I havn't even mentioned the CGM I'm trying to get for her! Any body know where I can get a pony cheap?
DD age 10, dx at 4 (Oct 2006), Pumping with pink MM since July 2009, added Guardian February 2010. Podding over the summer since July 2012. Dex 4G January 2013. Also peanut allergic and asthmatic.
DS age 13, non-D, but peanut allergic and asthamtic too. Also Asperger's, ADHD, and a pinch of OCD.