Okay, so I am not a teen, and my son is only 10, but I am posting here because I'd like to hear responses from teens with diabetes rather than the parents who help care for them. I would like my son to try a pump. However, my reasons are mostly selfish. I like the idea of better control (though it is still hard for him to grasp the long term effects of diabetes, and I don't want to "threaten" him with stories of kidney problems, heart conditions, etc.). I like the idea of flexibility at mealtime. I have 3 active boys, involved in sports, and serving dinner at a regular time daily is pretty much impossible. I like the thought of avoiding nighttime lows, for his safety as well as my own good night's sleep! However, I don't think he is ready for the pump. He is VERY private with his diabetes. I know this is his right, but I am a very open person, and feel that it would be easier for him if he were more open with his classmates. But, he's not, and I can't change that. He also has a lot of reservations about the pump, such as disconnecting for sports and discomfort with the thought of the tubing. I don't know much about Lantus, though I've heard it gives more flexibility. I'm interested to hear from anyone regarding their thoughts about injections vs. pump and also from anyone that has experience with Lantus (particularly interested to hear from those of you who are, or were, very private about testing, injecting, etc.) Thanks!