I have been in contact with Animas and our insurance for the past couple of weeks and they were more than willing to help me come up with a plan to make a pump affordable for us! I would encourage speaking with them if money is an issue. Anyway, Ania will soon be the proud owner of an Animas ping, and she's so excited. I am however, unsure if jumping into the world of pumping, I know it's what she wants and it it should be good for her and for me. Most exciting I think is the prospect of being able to leave her with friends and family, right now the only break I get is through respite care once a week because they can do her injections... However, at four I'm not sure how she'll fair with having to carry the pump around and the tubing. Did anyone have trouble with younger children and getting them used to carrying around a piece of equipment? Was tubing an issue? I worry that it will get in the way with the bathroom and just general running around. Also, probably the silliest thing of all, but for me, is it easy to just begin trusting the pump? I'm so used to doing it all myself I'm not sure how I'll adjust to letting the pump do it for me... silly I know AmberLynn Mother to Ania now four dx at two on MDI soon to be a pumper!!!!