RE pumping, for many insurance companies, there is no waiting period. My daughter's (now ex-) endocrinologist wouldn't rx a pump, insisting that our insurance wouldn't cover it for 6 months, despite the fact that I got approval for coverage from the insurance company the day after her diagnosis. I had to fight like a crazed mother bear to get my daughter on a pump 4-1/2 months after her diagnosis, despite providing that endo with written proof that our insurance covered a pump and pump supplies. In my daughter's case, pumping made her life much more "normal" and I can't even begin to describe the improved management of her bg levels (if memory serves, outside of diagnosis, no a1c's in the 7's; almost always low 6's and high 5's, which is saying a lot in view of the fact that she does not eat low carb plus she is riding the puberty hormone roller coaster ). I'd suggest reading Gary Scheiner's Think Like a Pancreas and John Walsh's Pumping Insulin, then be prepared to self-advocate like crazy to start pumping sooner if this is what you'd like to do. Tubeless pumping with the OmniPod system plus using a Dexcom CGM have allowed my daughter to return to being a "normal", albeit cyborg-ish, teen. We both love her Dexcom and pump. (We'd love it even more if she didn't need these amazing pieces of technology, but thank G_d they're available.)
And by the way, Welcome to the D-Tribe! TuD is a great place: lots of empathy and support, some arguing and a black sheep or two (like in any emotionally healthy family) and a plethora of extremely helpful information.
AND Happy [late ] First Anniversary!!! (My non-D daughter, who is the same age as you, celebrated her First Anniversary last August.)