Getting a pump, Angela, doesn't mean you don't still have to figure your I:C ratios to determine dose. I:C ratios, basal and ISF are all important skills you need to figure out to make use of if you get a pump.
to pump or not to pump?
i am injecting 4 xs a day now, should I go to the pump?
what are the pros and cons ?
There are a couple of threads on this very topic, David, that you might want to read. There are advantages and disadvantages and pumps aren't for everybody, but most people who start them love them. You still need to count carbs, figure I:C and ISF's, but then you program them in to your pump so you don't have to do math each time you eat. Pumps are more expensive and there are more objects to keep track of. But they give you the freedom to go wherever you want and not have to worry about taking shots. They also let you dose accurately to decimal points which helps most people get better blood sugars. Also to set different basal rates for different times a day and for exercise. But you do have a steep learning curve with the pump and have to deal with infusion sets.
thank you. I have yet to count carbs and I have no idea what ISF's are. thank you for your input.