I am a little late in posting this, but had to share. Danielle had her 2nd follow up appt after dx on July 26th. Her A1C: At dx - 13.8 (3/31/10) 1st follow up - 8.4 (5/18/10) 2nd follow up - 5.7 (7/26/10) Moving in the right direction! This appt was not with her regular endo so when we showed up and they saw that she was on the pump, they kept commenting "Wow,on the pump already and recently dx'd?" I thank this forum and a good friend that heads up a support group here, for providing me with the knowledge I needed to get her up and going on the pump. If I would not have asked about the pump chances are that she would still be on MDI. So here's to all you wonderful informative parents!