My son, who is in the 6th grade, is starting to face the social aspects of having diabetes and not wanting to draw attention to himself, and really, just wanting to be like every other kid. He was diagnosed in 2005 and has been on the pump now for 4 months. The best example that I can provide is the up-coming end-of-school pool party. I don't think he's going to go because while he has been able to "hide" his pump at school in a pocket, there's really no hiding it, and most of all the nfusion set in swim trunks. While it's easy for me to try to tell him to be up-front about having diabetes and just being honest with everyone, and not try to hide it, I'm not 12 years old and I don't have diabetes, so I'm not sure that my ideas carry much weight, nor do I necessarily think they should. I can't tell someone how to feel without having been there myself. What I'm hoping is that you may have some advice for him, not only for the pool party, but for issues like these in general. I would appreciate anything that you may want to share. Thank You.