My name is Scott and I have been a T1 since 1970. I've just been approved for an insulin pump and it should arrive on Tuesday. I want to thank you all for all the great info that is on here, it helped me make my decision to get actually get a pump after nearly 40 years of shots.
My decision to get the pump was based on my inability to take enough basil insulin (Lantus). I could not take enough to keep my sugars down without having severe lows, esp late in the afternoon and middle of the night. I also cannot feel my lows until my sugars are down to around 50, esp when I concentrate on work or something else. Having been lurking here a few days, I see that is not an uncommon situation.
I hoping the pump will level out my sugars, tho I'm sure it will take some tuning to get there
I went with the Paradigm 722, the OmniPod looked very interesting, but alas, my insurance coverage would have made the supplies for that very expensive for me. Right now, I'm waiting to hear back from my CDE to schedule training.
Anyway, have a good one