My 6 yr old son was diagnosed in July 09. My nephew who is 10 now was diagnosed at 18 mos and has been pumping for years with experience on several pumps so I’m pretty educated on the benefits since my sons diangosis and I’ve been ready. We even made a trip to FL to spend time with him so my son could see how it all worked. He liked the idea of not getting 4 shots a day compared to one site injection every 3. However, I am now scheduled for the pump class next month where we will be able to meet with the vendors and try some out. I’ve been trying to prepare him every chance I have because I know it’s critical that he’s on board with this too, but each time I mention it he’s resistant. Now he’s 6 and I’m having a hard time deciding if he’s seriously against it or just saying that because it’s change…and he’s actually really interested in it.
Any suggestions from other parents in preparing their kids for pumping would be appreciated.