I don't know exactly why I feel like I need to post this. Many things over the last few months that i have read from others and my own feelings that are made in reflection of the last 7 years, I guess. I left the hospital with my 13month old with 'carb choices" and free snacks with the hopes that she would go into a honeymoon. It sounded to good to be true, and it was; my daughter never did go into a honeymoon and that just prolonged the time that I felt that i was subject to what the meter said. We got to the pump as soon as we could then; 6 months as per insurance. But it was my want and need to feel more in control, rather than her endo trying to get control of her numbers that has taught me the most. The disparity in care is great. And you need to learn how to be not only a navigator of your childs care but also an advocate for them in the most simplilest of tasks. When I finally found this site, more than 2 years after Dx it was like a river of information that was overwhelming at first. I was scared by what I did not know. I was intimidated. BUT, I have stuck it out no matter what. Because even a view that i do not follow is a veiw that i need to consider and navigate my daughter thru.