What do you prefer? Right now I've got Ella drinking diet if we are out. Soda has always been a treat, anyway so I'm not "fighting" this all the time but... The main reason I do diet out is really because figuring out carbs in a cup that's not mine that may or may not have ice in it just scares me. Right now we are MDI, but we will (hopefully) be pumping soon. I guess I was wondering if there is a big difference when you are pumping on what you choose. I guess it more applies to snacking between meals. When pumping she can theoretically eat as many carbs as she wants because we don't have to inject her again. Right now we keep within 15 for no shot. This is getting long with me trying to explain what I'm asking...lol. I've always let my kids eat "real" sugar, because I don't let them very often and I think it's more easily digested than the fake stuff. Now, Ella has been eating more with the artificial sweeteners in it, I guess because I don't want to give her a ton of insulin. I know that sounds totally insane. Please tell me I'm not the only one! Okay, so, pumping vs MDI. Is there a difference in your case when it comes to what and how much sugar you will allow your child to eat??