Hi. My name is Tori, I am 11, and was diagnosed with T1 on 5-29-09. I am currently doing shots (Novolog & Lantus), and managing pretty good. My doc is suggesting I get a pump....not that I'm having any problems with my numbers (now) but she says it will allow me alot more freedom & flexibility when I'm at friends houses, for snacks, etc. I would like to be able to eat more like my friends, but I'm just not too sure about the idea of being "hooked" up to a machine all the time. I'd like to hear from some other kids my age who have tried both, and what they think. Then, of course there is the question of which pump....each one has different features, how do you know which one is the best?