Wow. I'm impressed that we did not have to wait like we were first told. When DS was initially dx'd they told us most people wait about 6-12mos until they feel comfortable with MDI's. I thought that it was a requirement that we had to wait. I started reading and researching on the different Pumps available in Canada and asking people around me that have experience with them. I let the Ped. know last month that we were really interested in getting DS on the pump sooner rather than later. He put our request through to the team and I've been in contact with them the last few weeks! I got our Pre-Determination papers today from our Insurance company. We don't have the best coverage out there.. but at least it's SOMETHING! Cost of a pump is: $6800.00 Insurance covers 80% OF $5000.00 so that means they'll cover $4000.00 That's $2800.00 out of our pockets. BLAH. We're doing some yard sales in the next few weeks to try and raise some money towards it and dip into our emergency savings. Afterall, that's why we try to put some money aside for things that come up! SO.. we go on Thursday to do insertions on ourselves (DH & I will do them) we're not going to do one right away on DS. We're doing "pump school online" before we go as well. I'm ordering the pump this week (we're going with the Medtronic) What else do I need to do beforehand? DS spent the weekend at our friends house on a sleep over and he got to see her DD wear her pump, see how you could clip and unclip where it attaches for swimming/bathing, got to see how she didn't need needles for her mealtimes, etc. I think it was a wonderful thing for him to be around another pumper for 24hrs and see what life is like with a pump.