well... This is all very weird to me. I have been living with type 1 for 17 years. I have never known or even spoken in detail with another type 1 in those 17yrs, or even the 15yrs before that. I started on the pump (animas ping) exactly one week ago, and find myself at a loss. Starting on the pump is just like when i went to the hospital when i was first diagnosed. I think it was easier back then, because i am finding it very difficult right now. I had learned to live with having to take needles, and the minor complications that others take for granted in life, but i'm finding that the pump makes things seem much more... complex. They make it sound so great, but i'm having a hard time figuring this out. The only thing that makes it great, as far as i can see, is that it can emulate your pancreas. That is the end of it. Now i have to plan my day out in much more detail. If there is anyone out there that is living on the pump right now, i'd like to know how you do it.