So my daughter, who was originally chomping at the bit to get a pump, has settled into a pretty uneventful routine of MDI. Sometimes she thinks twice about eating because she doesn't want a shot, but most times she'll get the additional shot and eat as she likes. But, all in all, she's pretty content and the desire for a pump has definitely moved out of the forefront of her mind. If I were the one with diabetes, I think the pump would be a no brainer, it just seems so much easier - no syringes, fewer injections, more spontaneity when eating, etc. But, then I read about pump failures, kinked tubing, etc and I think - that's not very likely with Lantus. So pumps come with their own set of problems beyond the obvious - I have this medical device attached to my body issue - I suppose. I know my daughter and she's a people pleaser, and this needs to be her decision - not mine. I can't talk about it too much or it will influence her decision and that's not my goal. We have her first 3 month endo appointment in a couple of weeks and I'd like to discuss pump therapy at this one so we won't have to wait another 3 months (this is also linked to her personality; she wants to hear the info from a medical person; I'm not good enough - so if i said "let's look into it" 6 weeks after our appointment, she'd say - the doctor didn't tell us to do that). I was hoping that I could get a little anecdotal evidence as to why your child wanted to make the jump from MDI to the pump and maybe some info (for me) as to how often you have unexpected complications due to pump use. I'm looking to share kids' opinions with her. Kids who were old enough to make the decision (not, say, a preschooler). I just want to share them with her to give her some ideas to chew on. Also, and this may sound crazy, but since she's not in the true throws of puberty yet (at least insulin wise), but has anyone started pump therapy "untethered"? Lantus is working fine for us and in my crazy mind, I thought maybe hooking up to bolus only would be a way to ease her into the kid benefits of pump use (fewer injections, easier to have dessert if we didn't count it with dinner) and, then, when lantus starts not working as well during puberty and she needs different basals at different times of day, it could be less of a big deal to be hooked up day and night. Just a thought . . .