I've been reviewing DD's records from dx last November (actually more than "reviewing" -- I am obsessively-compulsively manually entering the data into the CoPilot software so it's all in one place).
OMG. I sooooo wish we had left the hospital with a pump ... any pump ...
I see these insanely high numbers, including crazy high overnight numbers that took two weeks to bring down into anything approaching a desirable range. I see crazy BGs that were exacerbated by treating a low of 66 with 15 g. of juice , giving uncovered snacks when she was high, not doing any nighttime corrections, doing our "bedtime" BG check less than an hour after dinner, I could go on and on about the totally lame things we did those first few weeks.
I can't help but think that we could have done so much more for her had we started pumping right away. I wonder if we would have had a smoother "honeymoon"?
The dx was such a game-changer for us, I'm not sure learning how to operate a pump would have been any more difficult than any of the other adjustments we had to make.