Eventually, I'll properly introduce myself, but with our first Endo appt this Friday, I want to be somewhat prepared. I know that some of these he'll be able to cover, but I'm really looking for opinions from experienced parents. I have MS and have learned that patients sharing information helps stay one step ahead of the specialists. Btw, my daughter is ten years old and was admitted to ICU a week ago tomorrow. Many of her classic diabetic symptoms were masked by her infection of Mono. She came home on Saturday in spite of predictions she'd be in the hospital several more days. I guess dh and I were quick to pick up on how to care for her. With that said, these are my initial questions: 1. I've been researching iPumps and am VERY interested in something like this for my daughter. In the hospital, we were told that they don't tend to offer that option immediately after diagnosis. One person said it may be because of the learning curve involved, and I figure there's already a huge learning curve with the whole treatment issue. Maybe we would need to have a longer history/understanding of our daughter's trends? Anyone with some insight into this or a completely different perspective? 2. Her current school does not have a nurse (it's a charter), and this makes me more than a little nervous, especially since we're still learning this ourselves. I feel fairly confident that I (and perhaps our D Educator) could get her teacher up to speed, but I'm still left with some important concerns. And along those lines, do you think that a pump would simplify this issue for her teacher or administration (along with appropriate instruction, of course), or would it just add one more layer of complexity? Meg is already taking her own BG and is learning to count carbs, but she hasn't gotten into giving herself shots yet. Next school year, we'll be changing back to her old school that has a nurse. If it weren't so late in the year, I'd consider transferring her now, but too many changes at once may only serve to stress her out more (plus, her two older siblings are at the current school too). Thanks for any advice or suggestions you may have. I really appreciate it.