Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?

If so, I'd love to hear from you.

Please share the reasons behind your decision, and why you're happier now. Thanks!

I know a friend who has, and she basically says that she feels way more independent without something on her body all the time. As far as i know this is the only reason, but it is enough to make her feel happier now.
I think it is personal preference, some weigh that independence higher, others find it way easier with a pump.

I was briefly on a pump in the late 80's, but only as part of a research trial. I didn't really like it much. They were pretty bulky about then. (Then again, you should've seen the cellphones of the late 1980's!)

They are a lot smaller today than 25 years ago, maybe I would feel different today!

1. there is less gear to carry around. I have a Accu-Check Nano with a couple of loaded syringes, and that's all I need for the day. I've got a Dexcom, so there is that transmitter, but I don't need it, and sometimes I just carry the Dexcom and some glucose tablets. Also, I'm in a beach community and don't want to deal with a 5,000 pump while swimming at the beach. Omnipod was an option but didn't work for me. It involved bulky gear, and wasn't reliable enough.
2. Cost, If money wasn't a factor maybe I'd be on a pump.
3. I don't really need most of the benefits of a pump. Most of my BG control problems (90%) are due to bad eating behavior and not how I administer insulin.
4. Pumps have reliability issues (occlusions, kinked tubing, highs when changing infusion sets, etc) that you don't have with MDI. There isn't a chance of my inslulin stopping while I sleep.
So I'm not sure a pump would produce better A1Cs or make my life easier.

+1 on all counts

I switch between the two. I find the pump (Omnipod) to be convenient when I travel, especially on long-distance international travel where I find my basal requirements can change dramatically due to time differences and climate. However, when I'm home I'll also get fed up with having something stuck to me and I'll switch back to MDI. Net - both have their advantages and disadvantages.

ECSTATIC we walked away. Would never go back.

The "shill" marketing of it never met the reality on any level.

Severe DKA exclusively, solely caused by using a pump.

More numerous, far more dangerous DKA's than three plus decades (30+ years) of previous diabetes experiences COMBINED.

Fatal delivery errors. Nothing wrong with the tubing, the infusion set, the taping. Both brand new, less than an hour old, beep, beep, beep. Fatal design flaw in the meter.

The extra mandatory testing.

The OCD alarms; the "vigilance" mandatory to prevent them

The painful skin shaving, taping, could NEVER get it to stick/stay. Looked like a freakin gunshot wound, and still very, very rarely (if ever) stayed.

Serious site infections before the 3 day recommended change.

Severe financial bias by those who proscribe/counsel their usage.
The clown who proscribed it AND the buffoon who serviced/counseled regarding it. Gee, getting a pay check for advocating it, and proscribing it.... hummmngh, golly gee, I wonder if we will get an HONEST unbiased perspective about a pump (SSI).

24-7-365 attached
ALWAYS physically aware of it. Separate from it for even an hour, and severe DKA...

Showering was not possible without extra effort, so no thanks.
Swimming was impossible, so no thanks.Heavy physical exercise was not possible, pumps were not designed for martial arts use. Detachment is not the point, being attached is...

"Intimate" activities, sorry, have to adjust/account for it, no thanks.

Sorry you could not PAY ME to wear a pump again. Until they fix the fatal design flaws, and develop a "sentient", closed-loop system.

But I can be bought... but until it's 6 figures -ggg-.

A couple of other thoughts...

The only time I got a skin bump from insulin was when I tried the pump (omnipod) for a couple of months. MDI with rotating sites doesn't give you that problem. Having my Dexcom sensor on my for weeks at a time doesn't either. Insulin injected at the same site repeatedly does that.

Finally, I don't have an issue with needles. I did at first, but by the time I tried a pump, I had been sticking myself for over a year.