I think Jennagrant's suggestions are great. Superb in fact.
I would add a couple things to the list.
- You can actually go longer than 3 days. Docs don't recommend it because of the activity of the insulin as it stays out at room temp, but I routinely get away with 4 or even 5 days when I need to (ie road trips, outdoor activities, travel).
- Try to keep a spare vial, infusion set, and reservoir at your work the first couple weeks. If you get the tubing caught on something and yank out the infusion set, you'll want that backup (no big deal about the yanking BTW... happens to the best).
- Try a few kinds of infusion sets. I used Silhouette for about a year. I couldn't last past 3days without getting pretty inflamed at the site and I had firm bumps for many days. No one told me it was easy to switch. Minimed will give you samples if you ask. I use the Mio now and its awesome for me. Find what fits for you.
-Adhesives. Try them. There's a whole world of adhesives for applying, covering, and removing the infusion sets. Ask and search on this site and you'll get tons of info. Adhesives like SkinTac are insanely useful when you're a heavy sweating, exerciser, or like to hop in a jacuzzi.
LAST POINT!!! You are way smarter about your body than most doctors you will meet. If it doesn't feel right or you are concerned, ask until you get an answer or solution that satisfies you. (ie inflamed infusion sites, insulin not working as it should, unexpected high/low, rashes, hives, mood swings, bad taste in mouth, increased hunger, thirst, pain)
You are very smart for starting early on the pump path in my opinion.
Best of everything to you!