Our first appointment post diagnosis is this coming week. (We've met twice with the CDE, once for a pump class.) I was told by the CDE that usually, one has to have had two Endo appts. before you can get pump approval (not sure if she means the dr. approval or insurance, though my insurance said we have no waiting period) and that part of that waiting time is proving you've had certain experiences in diabetes management. We've had several of those she mentioned, and I'm making a list for our appt. For many reasons, I'd like son on a pump, and right now, I have my deductible met. Here is a list of some of those things we've experienced since diagnosis. Can you think of any other experiences they might want us to have had before having a pump? Travel Illness - cold virus Holiday - Halloween, Thanksgiving Visitors Eating out Changing Lantus time Wore a trial pod for two days Pump class Snow Lows - doesn't often recognize lows, was 60 today and only reluctantly tested "I'm fine, Mom!" I also would like to qualify for CGM and was told I would not qualify for that. You must show that he has many unrecognized lows. So, even though I know that eventually he'll qualify for a CGM (can you say "puberty"?) they make you wait?? I can show he has lows, doesn't wake at night, but not a lot of them. I'll push for this, too, but I'm not all that hopeful. Son doesn't really even want it, because of the tubing, but I'm educating him on its advantages. Thank you in advance. So thankful to be recommended to this list by a friend.