I also read your post further down, in which you raved about your time on the OmniPod. I just switched to the OmniPod myself, and I LOVE IT!
With regard to the 1-in-10 failure statistic, I think we should all ask our endos and pump reps where they pull these statistics from. If the statistic were true, they should be able to tell us from where they pulled it and be impressed that we want to read up on the data. Unfortunately, I am more and more convinced that pump reps are feeding bad data on their competitors' pumps to endos, and the endos are uncritically regurgitating these "statistics" to their patients.
Here's my real life example. My Medtronic rep was horrified that I was considering switching to the OmniPod. She told me quite matter-of-factly that OmniPods have a 23% failure rate. I asked how she knew this, yet she had no answer. Since I would rightfully be alarmed if this statistic were true, I asked her boss at Medtronic from where she pulled this data. Again, no real answer other than "field experience," "interaction with endos," and finally, data from an analyst's report that supposedly said that Insulet sells 12 pods/patient/month (which, if you run the math, is absolutely nonsensical and cannot support a 23% failure rate).
I am gravely concerned about how many patients accepted such sales rep nonsense at face value, and how many endos have done the same and parrotted this nonsense to their patients. Heck, the same Medtronic rep also told me that I could ignore the FDA's approval for 3 days for a Medtronic CGM sensor and wear it for 7 days, just like a Dexcom.
I am gravely concerned that this sales rep could so gleefully dispense lies, flagrantly ignore FDA approval guidelines, and show such disrespect for patients -- just for the sake of generating a sale. That's why we have to question everything, unfortunately.