Marsha, I agree with many things you say, but disagree with some other points. The pump is most certainly not a cure-all, it is just another method of delivering insulin. For most people, it can provide much more accurate dosing. You are smart, clever, and resourceful enough to have figured out ways to do this on MDI. That's great...more power to you! :cwds: On the other hand, you say that you didn't want to go on the pump sooner because you wanted to learn how to fully control her on MDI. While I am certain that you have learned more in a short time than many parents do in years, I also think that 3 months isn't long enough to have REALLY gotten a grip on this. Please don't take that wrong. In our first 3 months, we never saw a number under 52 or over 295, and that was on NPH. I'm not trying to get into a pissing contest about this , but I just think that you will find that in some ways it doesn't get easier as time goes on. There is a good reason why many endos want patients to wait a year or so before considering the pump. When MDI is working well for them, there really is no reason for it. I completely agree that the pump is not for everybody. I think what bothers me is that you obviously are not fully on board with the pump, and therefore IMHO not allowing it to show you it's full potential. I too was very skeptical at first about a machine doing the work, calculations, etc., and wanted to try untethered. Now, I don't feel that it is necessary for us (though I don't knock others who do...it just kind of seems like more work now, and also seems that it might be more confusing when it comes time for basal adjustments). I think you should go to work for a pump company in their research & development department. We need to put your ideas and first hand knowledge to work for all of us so that the pumps can be even better in the future!