@mike I kept before and after records of my HbAlc pre and post pump/CGM – the results are amazing. Before is a series of peaks and troughs as I manage to get my HbAlc down below 7%, then it bounces back up again when I can’t sustain the effort needed to keep it low. It’s now 3 1/2 years since I got the pump/CGM and my HbAlc has been flatlining around 5.8% for the whole time – details and pretty graph here – http://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2009/06/every-picture-tells-a-story/
I know what people mean about the whole being attached to a pump thing, I had exactly the same fear and it’s what made me avoid getting one for years. In reality, it was a complete non issue, and I actually like the fact I don’t have to remember to carry my pen around with me, my pump is just always there. I fidget a lot in my sleep but the pump’s survived with no issues.