About 6 weeks or so. I almost waited until school was out for the summer, but I decided to just jump in as soon as possible (which ended up being 2 weeks before school was out). I'm glad I just jumped and didn't wait. The first month was a bit of a challenge, but after that I was able to manage the essential elements of the pump and could spend a bit more time learning to use all of the features to our advantage. Of course, I'm still learning but I do think it is great. You may want to make sure to get extra infusion sets and reservoirs. I wasted several during the first month learning to get them into my son's tummy.
Mommy to Two Angels...
Kara (10) Non-D
John (7) D-Diagnosed 11/11
Pumping with Medtronic Paradigm Revel 5/12
Romans 12:12,"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you."