My son and endo have finally agreed to talk more about the pump. I personally have looked at them for about 6 months now, but i wanted my son to ease into the idea. He is 11 years old, and was diagnosed when he was about 9 1/2. lately he has been reading and asking about the pump, and now our endo has given us brochures about the animas and the minimed pumps. Those brochures and websites really pump up the product, but i would like to hear unbiased opinions from people that currently have experience with an individual pump. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, because i want as much info as i can to make a great decision with my son about this technology. Thanks again for everyone that takes the time to answer so many questions and to give words of confidence to everyone else.