No, that would have been too much for us. We started out on NPH and Regular and a fixed meal plan. I actually think that's what we needed for the first FEW weeks (well, I would change the regular to Novolog). But after 6-8 weeks I wish we could have moved to Novolog/Lantus. We had to wait six months for that. Then we waited another year to pump (that was our decision). I wish I had felt more comfortable with the idea of pumping sooner and only done MDI a month or so.