There has been a lot of talk about the pro's and cons of having the CGM be integrated with the pump. Here's my 23 cents. (the words in all caps are the ones that make me the happiest and were the biggest surprise) We LOVE having the stand alone model. Ava is 6, very active and independent. We just upgraded to the Dexcom G4 which has fabulous range. I can keep it in my pocket, or on the coffee table and it reads anywhere she is playing around the house. I CAN DO LAUNDRY in the basement while listening to NPR while my kids stomp around upstairs like a herd of elephants and it will beep to tell me it's time for a snack. I can literally hang it from my headboard so it buzzes in my ear and it WILL wake me from a dead sleep. Thus, I can sleep deeply. I can leave it in Ava's gymnastics bag and it reads while she is anywhere in the gym. I can check it throughout her class and flag her down if she needs a snack. Her teacher reads it throughout the day and sends her to the nurse as needed. Seriously, best feature of the CGM is how relaxed I am about her being at school. It READS ON THE PLAYGROUND! Snow ball fights, and sledding are WAY more awesome now that I am not needing to defrost a finger every 10 minutes. Our friends will watch her and know they don't have to do anything but hand her a juicebox if it beeps, and call me. Before, people were nervous about needing to do a finger stick. ROAD TRIPS! Fantastic for setting temp basals, letting her nap and planning out snacks as the arrow drops. All from the comfort of the front passenger seat. I can finally say "Go to your room!" and discipline my child as I would without D and without needing to peek while she's in time out to make sure she's not going low. HIDE AND SEEK NO LONGER GIVES ME NIGHTMARES. (one day Ava was playing hide and seek and went low in the closet, but was too disoriented to tell anyone or come out from her hiding space. Yeah, good times.) Now if I was an adult and not wanting to carry too much gear, or a competitive swimmer, I could see the benefit of having an integrated model. But even then, it would be nice to wear a dress and not have to fish out the pump to look at the CGM. the G4 is smaller than a cell phone. Easy enough to carry. So if you are on the fence about getting one, you should. If you are on the fence about switching pumps because you hope for an integrated model, well, it's easy to see my thoughts about that.