I am a nurse and all pts dx w/DM1 or 2 are always monitored. even non-D pts are checked b/c of corticosterids, etc. If we get pts with pumps, we always set it up that they can use them. We have a diabetes team that consults for all T1s. Not all non-endo nurses are ignorant about pumps. I happen to have a son with a pump so I educate my colleagues when the necessity arises. Diabetes and insulin needs are taken very seriously where I work.