Yes, the tubes would bother me but mainly I feel that I am more in control with MDI. At least I know that when I give myself a shot, it's in my body and doing what it is supposed to be doing. Pumpers can never know for sure since there are many things that can and have gone wrong. I don't feel I'm a loser at all. I feel quite free except for the necessary testing.
I've seen many of their A1c's. Lordy! Some are between 7.5 up to 9.0. That's way higher than mind. Their A1c's must have been Really high before the pump, or they don't know how to use their pump properly or other reasons.
Many pumpers do experience highs and lows although supposedly not as extreme. Some even seizures. I've been following pumpers for many years because I was considering getting a pump.
On the other hand many pumpers do Very Well, have lowered their A1c to a Good range but some say they have also gone low carb, exercise more and lost weight which they didn't need a pump to do.
Do you count carbs Barb? You definitely need to know that before you start pumping.
Many of us who use long-lasting Insulins split the dose and find it works better to balance our sugars like if we can't eat a meal or snack on time. Most People find that these long-acting Insulins do not work for the whole 24 hours, as they were supposed to. So we split our doses to cover all 24 hours.
Your A1c is already Good(unless you experience many highs and lows). A change in your Insulin dosage, basal rate testing and carb counting can remedy that. Lower carb diets are beneficial.
Sorry, I don't mean to talk you out of a pump. You will probably do well with the proper training and understanding. I think someone on here mentioned the Solo but I do not remember who. I sincerely wish you the Very Best with whatever Insulin delivery that you choose. We just want Diabetics to be healthy, not get complications and to not die before their time.