Dear Fellow Type I Diabetics :-) and Pumpers :-)
Part II - (I am trying to be more precise with my exact question)
I will simplify this forum and discussion: I am looking for a comprehensive and detailed of your own individual (not personal) process to get from MDI Therapy to Pump Therapy. (exclude insurance, unless it was a relative as part of your compliance to start on Pump Therapy) For Example, What did your Doctor (Endo-Intern), Diabetic Specialist, Diabetic Nurse Practitioner discussed with your particular need to go on Pump Therapy and then what did they require you to show that you could maintain or be on Pump Therapy. This includes: How to carb count, use a sliding scale on bolus (both correction/meals +combined and your Basil rate also), taking your blood sugars daily and consistently from 4 times to 16 + times a day and then maintain a worksheet, logbook or type of entry your were required to do. Included, how to respond appropriately to any hypo or hyperglycemic events on a daily or weekly bases.