Hi Nick, thanks for sharing your article with us.
"Just because something worked ten years ago does not mean it will work in the future. There comes a time when you need shift focus and try something new..."
This line from your article really spoke to me because this is exactly what happened to me. I was on auto-pilot as you described in your article for many, many years. Then fluctuating hormone levels as I transition to menopause caused everything that had been working for 25 years not to work anymore.
I had always resisted a pump because I was doing pretty well without one. But after beating my head against the wall trying to fix the problems with injections, I finally decided I had to try something new and went on an OmniPod pump. The ability to adjust basals on the fly and make small changes has made me optimistic again that I can manage this thing.
As my CDE put it, "you were out of options with injections and now you have options again". :)