While I love most of what my son gained at diabetic camp, one thing I do not like is that at camp, they would have everyone insulin (inject or bolus) AFTER they ate. This was a unique environment, though, where camp life was active, active, active. My son has taken this as a way of life now. Everytime I ask him to insulin before he eats, he says he doesn't know how much he's going to eat. The days of estimating intake are way out that window. He's a growing boy and I'm trying not to get into major power struggles with him about diabetes and food, but now he NEVER insulins before he eats. He just wants to eat. Even after learning at a pump class that researches have found that blood sugar rises earlier than the injected insulin kicks in, even if you inject RIGHT before eating.
I guess, now that I'm writing, this is really a discussion for the non-pumpers. BTW, we went to a pump class in October and it just solidified my son's feeling that for now, the pump is not for him. He's bothered by the idea of something being constantly attached to him. He likes being to the inject and then forget about it for a while. He really didn't like hearing about all the times he could disconnect (intense dance classes, ultimate frisbee, showers, etc.). He said if he was going to be doing all this disconnecting, what was the point in the first place. Mind you, he understands that generally pumpers have better control. But right now he is 16 and I'm not going to force a pump on him. I wish he felt differently, but that's how he feels.