I'm new to this; I just found this site yesterday when I was talking to Peter, in Boston, about using the OmniPod. I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes 23 years ago, shortly after the 1st Birthday of our daughter. I give myself 5 to 7 shots a day and my hemoglobin A1C runs 9 - 10 + My diabetologist is David K. McCulloch, MD, author of The DIABETES ANSWER BOOK. He is THE Very First Person who hasn't said, "You must be doing something wrong." (He says "You are very brittle.") I wore a Dexcom 7, a Continous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) for about 12 months. The CGMS does a BG reading every 5 minutes. That demonstrated what happens with me: I give myself 18 units of Lantus and 7 to 10 units of Novolog, sliding scale, in the morning, for 25 to 27 grams of carbohydrate at breakfast.(this is a VERY HIGH ratio; one unit per gram of carbohydrate.) My BG soars into the 400s and stays high for hours. Sometime in the afternoon, after lunch and more insulin, I FINALLY get an effect--and my BG drops significantly, into the 40 - 60 range. My lowest ever was 33 on one meter and 35 on another meter. Dr. McCulloch is THE GURU and He says he is grasping at straws. He tried switching me from Novolog to Humalog and my A1C went above 10. Basically what I have learned is that diabetes is NOT textbook (I have been an RN since 1980 and completed my nurse practitioner certification in 1983.) I also recognize that 23 years of HIGH Blood Sugars is taking a toll and I need to get better control. I failed on the MiniMed pump in 2000, primarily due to issues with the tubing. I am now interested in the OmniPod, which doesn't have tubing. For much of our care, Group Health Cooperative (since 1976) has been excellent, covering 100% of major medical, but we paid out of pocket for the Dexcom 7--and the OmniPod has not yet been approved. My sense is that people are pleased with the OmniPod. Peter said he has had Type I DM for 40 years and has used the OmniPod for 2 and 1/2 years.