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My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 back in January. I've heard about a pump and I'm considering talking to her doc next visit about it. Is there anyone with kids out there on the pump? Pros/cons? Thanks! :)

4 Answers
Living with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Warwick, RI
I'm a teenager and honestly the pump is the best thing ever my a1c is down to 5.2. Some of them are waterproof so swimming isn't a problem like the Ping and the omnipod. I would recommend either the omnipod has no tuning and is easy to use. Omnipod.com will have stuff there and the Ping comes in a bunch of colors and has tubing but is easy to use and waterproof. The tubing doesn't get in the way that much but everyone is different. I do love the pump it has made life so much easier and more flexible.

Ringgold, GA
look at childrenwithdiabetes.com or tudiabetes.org.... they have fantastic resources.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1986.
Montgomery, AL
I started on a medtronic pump in#### when I was 13.. 23 years pumping. it is an easier life not tied to a schedule. less lows less stress. the technology is amazing now compared to back then. highly recommended

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Atlanta, GA
**** did you start a pump yet? We are in Marietta and use omnipod