Hi all I am new here and looking for advice on what to do. My son was diagnosed April 19 of this year he is 12 - wow what a surprise this was as it probably is for everyone, I chalked everything g up to a growth spurt oops. Anyways we have a great dr. who is very helpful and supportive however he is very old school and does not believe in giving a child a pump until they are at least 14. Now I have the option to switch to a different dr who will give the pump but I'm kinda caught here abit because I'm very overwhelmed with the information that I gave been reading about getting a pump, the fact that there are different pumps out there and also is the dr he is currently seeing correct should my son be waiting until he is over 14 or longer? My son is very active with sports, friends and well heck he's a boy, he is still going through the honeymoon stage so his BSL is still up and down and at wacko rates like one stays it's over 18 and then between 5-11 the next and then the next day under 4 the whole day. These are getting to be very worrisome for me and that is why I am really focusing on the pump for my son but again I'm new to all and have been trusting my sons current dr for everything - but now thinking maybe it's time to move on. Suggestions, information, or just plain HELP!! Candace Goober - 12 diagnosed 4/19/2013.