My son is 6, was diagnosed about 3 months ago and will enter first grade in the fall. We are starting to think about the pump and would like for him to have a pump by the end of the year. We have done some research, but admittedly not a whole lot. But the Omnipod intrigues us....I like that there is no tubing and that it does not have to be disconnected for bathing and swimming. However, when I asked my endo about it, she was VERY opposed to him going on the Omnipod. She had a bad experience with the Omnipod malfunctioning in 2 of her patients over a year ago, and she refuses to prescribe it. She told us she has 4 other pumps she likes (can't remember them now), but they all have tubing, which I am not sure about. So my questions are: 1) Is my 6 year old son too young for Omnipod or should I fight this? 2) For those who are using the Omnipod and for those who have researched it, do you recommend it? 3) Is there another pump you would recommend and why? Is the tubing not an issue for most? Thanks in advance for all of your replies!