Hi! My name is Elaine and I have been type 1 for 26 years. Just today I faxed the paperwork to get my first pump. I've been reading several different blogs for the last year to get some ideas of what life with a pump will be like. I'm not sure I will completely like it, but I still think it's for the best. I'm 45 years old, married and have an almost 19 year old daughter. I'm the only diabetic in my family. It came on pretty quickly after a bad case of food poisoning when I was a freshman in college (my daughters age now). So that's me in a nutshell.