Yes, I was also going to tell you that once you make your decision which pump you want, usually your doctor will contact that company and the rep will be the one to train you about its use. I’ve had mine for almost eleven yrs now and I will say that the pros outweigh the cons. It’s funny now to look back and remember that I sometimes checked my blood sugar only twice a day in the injection days – when getting the pump the one thing I heard the most was that I would be checking my sugar a lot more and that is true!! I can’t imagine how I used to go through those days without checking at least four times a day. The thing is, you want to keep checking your sugar because then you know for sure that the pump is delivering (don’t worry, there are built in alarms if it’s not delivering, I just mean that when I did injections I knew for sure that I had put insulin in my body but with the pump I had to get used to not seeing that happen.)
The pump is wonderful; I basically got it because I have two sons and they had gotten to an age where they wouldn’t accompany me into the ladies rooms anymore when I needed a shot but they were still too young to leave outside at the zoo or wherever and that was difficult! My doctor allowed me to go on the pump and that was freeing. It’s also wonderful when going out to eat; no more taking insulin at home and rushing to a restaurant before sugar plummets or having to use a dirty bathroom for the injection!
I guess I will say that the con is weight gain. I remember I had been warned that weight gain would probably happen and I of course swore that that wouldn’t happen to me, but it did. It’s ok though; I’m happy with my control and my good health. It’s a small trade-off now.
I hope this helps somewhat with your decision and I wish you the best!! I hope your insurance will decide in your favor or that you find help from a pump company!