First, look at the dates in the story. Many of the problems seem to have happened with one pump manufacturer back in 2006 - 2010. I am sure that deaths HAVE occurred due to improper use of pumps, just as deaths have occurred from the improper use of thousands of other devices. I have used the OmniPod system since 2009, and like others on this forum, I have had very, very few problems over the years. I dropped the PDM once and broke it, but Insulet replaced it the very next day. Another time the PDM started to not communicate promptly, and again it was replaced in a day. Read about the different pumps and educate yourself as to what will work best with your daughter. If both you and she learn how to use it properly, it can be life changing! If you are worried about a pump malfunction, then pair it with a CGM. That will act as a back-up to to the pump. While pump and CGM numbers will not be exactly the same, the CGM will give you enough warning to investigate things further with a glucose monitor so that you take appropriate actions. I would not hesitate for a moment if a child of mine were diagnosed with diabetes. She would be on a pump immediately. I hope your daughter has as much success with her pump-- should you decide to go that route – as I have had with mine.