that my daughter and I will be attending her "pre-pump" appointment next Wednesday! The whole "pre-pump" verbiage had me concerned at first because I didn't want a "this is what an insulin pump is, this is what it does and doesn't do, etc." lecture because we SO want to begin pumping and CGMing that it hurts and I couldn't bear the thought of waiting another 6 to 8 weeks to move ahead. So I spoke assertively with our peds endo and she gave me her word that she would do her end of the paperwork that day (I've done the rest, including insurance approval, what seems like ages ago.). I know there's a lot to be said for trying out the five pump options, but we have decided on the Omnipod. Going tubeless was a deal-maker for my daughter and she will not even consider another pump at this point in time. She spends an inordinate amount of time in the water during the summer, and one of the only two other kids with T1D in her school uses the Pod successfully. I had some serious doubts about the Pod after reading quite a few posts and watching several YouTube videos posted by people who had limited to no success using the Pod, but then I communicated with many other happy Pod people. We've also chosen the Dexcom CGM. (That decision was a no-brainer IMO). I've read Think Like a Pancreas and Pumping Insulin, I have one patient who uses a pump, and I've treated a handful of patients with T1D during my 22 years of being a physician (although these were adult inpatients, which I realize are a far cry from a child like mine who is honeymooning and appears to be on the verge of puberty). So I feel like I'm as ready as I can get at this point in time... I just can't get over how derned excited I am. I don't think I'd be this excited about getting a brand-new Jaguar (like that's ever going to happen). I believe the other 2 docs with whom I work and our office manager must think I'm manic and/or using pharmaceuticals recreationally because I have been downright giddy the past few days. No one I personally know "gets it", so I figured I'd post here before I pop.