For me, there are not a whole lot of cons…except for expense. My insurance covered most of my pump, but they don’t pay for Infusion Sets or Reservoirs. It definitely adds up trying to afford it, but to me…it is worth it.
I haven’t had issues with the tubing getting caught anywhere…so that isn’t a con for me either. I use both 43’ and 23’ length (I use the longer one when I do arm sites).
I do agree with sometimes figuring out new basal rates can be a bit difficult, as there are a few more factors on a pump that can affect your BG.
Other then that though, I LOVE pumping. I don’t feel ‘attached’ to anything, I feel like I have more freedom on a pump. There have been many situations where afterwards I am thankful for the pump, as it made the situation easier to deal with (like my brothers 35th birthday where the dinner was spread over 2 hours with lots of grazing). To me, the pump has made a huge difference in my life. Not just with BG control, but with just my life in general. It feels great to just ‘push a few buttons’ and get insulin.
I really do believe if most people gave the pump a try, the pros would outweigh any cons.