I don't know your situation, but is it possible that the original T2 diagnosis was incorrect? Type 2s don't "become" type 1s. They are two different conditions. In most cases, T1 is an autoimmune disease - the immune system attacks the insulin-making cells in the pancreas. I believe that the onset in adults can happen more slowly than it does in children, which is why many adults are misdiagnosed as T2 when they are really T1 (at least, that's what I see a lot of on this site!) You would need c-peptide screening and antibody testing to know for sure. Your doctor may have already done this, but check. If you're taking insulin, your treatment won't change, but with an "official" T1 diagnosis, it can be easier to get approval for things like pumps and CGMs.
Regarding your questions:
1. Research all the available pump models before deciding which one to get. Take your time and do your research carefully, because it's a 5-year commitment. You want a pump that has the features YOU need/will find most useful.
2. Read Pumping Insulin by John Walsh. Make sure to get the 2012 edition that just came out.
3. A "continuous glucose monitor" is a device that provides near-constant measuring of blood sugar levels. Some people do find CGMs very helpful. Dexcom makes what is probably the most popular CGM, and they just released a new model. I think people have the most success with this. Minimed also makes a CGM that is integrated into their Revel pump. Most people would agree that the Dexcom is more accurate. Some like the Minimed CGM because it means you don't have to carry around as many devices.
4. t:slim is the newest pump on the market. It definitely looks great, but I would be hesitant going for it as a first-time pump user unless you feel really comfortable trouble-shooting and dealing with issues. Personally, I would stick with one of the tried & true pumps (Animas Ping or Minimed Revel).
5. I personally use the Revel pump and love it. It is very durable, has a proven track record, has the integrated CGM, and has all the features that I need. I do a lot of outdoor activities and needed a pump that was durable and wasn't going to break in the middle of nowhere. Thus far, my Minimed has met and exceeded my expectations. However, you may find that the Ping is more appropriate if you're around water a lot, as it's the only truly waterproof pump.
5. The Minimed and Ping have some key differences. This is a great video that highlights some of the key differences: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M0KeIqdYro
Take your time and do your research carefully. Watch videos on YouTube that show people using their pumps so you can get comfortable with how they work.