We are very new (9/18/13) and so I've put off even thinking about pumping. So much to learn! And, I was originally told that most insurance companies require 6 months before authorizing a pump, so I figured I had some time. I called today, and we've met our deductible - and there is no waiting period for a pump if the dr. prescribes it. (Though still, I must pay the hospital bill and then 20% of the pump bill, not including meds ) I'm a little nervous, because I'm just getting the hang of the shots, and the pump will be a whole new ballgame, I guess. Still, it would save me quite a bit if we can get the pump okayed at the Dec meeting with the endocrinologist. We have United Healthcare, and they gave me a list of five pump companies that are "approved" for my plan. I am reading each website, one a day. I would be interested, however, in any recommendations of pumps or CGM. (The CGM has to come from our prescription plan from CVS.) I am particularly interested in CGMs that work with the pump well. I am told that pumps can be obtained from Animas, Edge Park, Liberty Medical, Medtronic (minimed), or Roche Insulin. So far, I've read the Animas website which has a Ping, and seems to have a lot of advantages. Trying to find costs. I'd also welcome advice if you think I should not go for the pump this soon, though, as I said, it would save me the deductible cost, which will take me a little while to hit again next year. Thank you!!