Here's the background. We are in Indianapolis and love Riley Hospital. I fully believe they saved my daughters life when we arrived by ambulance in DKA. However, they have this rule that families wait 1 year from dx for a pump. I am no longer willing to do that. I have been Abby's human pump now for 6 months and am exhausted but I refuse to feed her only 3 meals a day and deny her snacks. We have tried snacking on MDI and she is simply to small to tolerate any food between meals without insulin. The only way I can control her sugar is to give sometimes 8 or more shots a day. Some as small as a 1/4u. We have a follow up visit next week and I need advice on how to convince the Endo Team on the pump. What I know is I will have to get an authorization from the doctor for my insurance and that will require convincing the doctor who oversees the endo fellow who works with us. I have only met him once. I did contact minimed and am hoping to find a local salesman so my husband can feel and touch a pump and then be a better advocate. He is really hands on that way. I am just unsure who to work with. Do I shop on my own or wait for the doctor to come around?