When I first read the email, first thing that came to mind was to "eat cannolis and italian pastries all day"-LOL...Then I read your posts and thought about 2 things: 1) Someone should start a thread on how they manage eating super sweet things like cannolis (I successfully do, not all day of course but sweet treats can be managed fairly easily with insulin when you figure out the exact bolus dose, timing, foods -like fats to eat at same time to balance out and slow down sugar surge, etc.) + Second I thought about how glad I am that I've been off pump for almost 2 years - It wasn't by choice, after 6+ mos. of battles with endo Docs and insurance company (both screwing up everything) to replace my Disetronic pump I had been on for 10+ years, I ended up with a Medtronic pump I hated, and after only 3 days on pump gave up and started on Lantus + Humalog pen which has worked out just as good for me. Some days I may have to take a lot of pen shots (instead of pump boluses), but for me it's better than having that stupid pump hanging on me 24/7 and the very high cost and inconvenience of supplies. If anyone knows of someone who would want to buy the pump, let me know, it's been safely packed away and I just decided I will never try to use it again, which I thought I might if Lantus/Humalog didn't work out. The only drawback is periods of intense activity (I would shut pump off and you can't shut off Lantus) but it works out, especially when I have cannolis nearby:) If I ever need to use a pump again in future for some reason, I would not try to use the Medtronic one I received - Not only did I not like the pump (hated it), despite never having a problem with my Disetronic models) and I found the (Medtronic) company useless, unhelpful, often rude and only concerned about money=No support and too big to care about individual pump users that needed help to learn how to switch to their model. Could have just been bad reps in my area, but either way I would never try that pump/company again. (Wrote details so that someone who only tried Medtronic and it didn't work out would realize it could just have been the model or company -I KNOW MANY are happy with Medtronic, but I'm sure they are others who also had bad experiences like I did, with that company, too). Disetronic was ALWAYS very helpful/supportive, when/if needed, which was why I was able to stay on their pump successfully for 10+ years.