For the past 9 months my insulin needs have almost tripled. I went on the Ping a little over a year ago and love it. However, i am having to change pump everyday because the Ping only holds a max of 175 after you prime the tubing. I am getting tired of changing everyday and have to reuse the cartridges because my insurance will only pay for supplies to be changed every 2 days. I talked to my doctor and he suggested a oral agent in addition to insulin such as glucophage. However, he said that along with any medication there are side effects and it may affect your insulin level. So, we ruled that out. Another option was switching from Animas to Minimed because the minimed holds 300 units and it is the only pump approved that does. I love my Animas and my numbers are very good, just require a lot of insulin. Anyone have any suggestions/comments?