My daughter was diagnosed in June and the doctor says he won't even consider a pump for one year. Has this been anyone else's experience?
Think that's pretty common, especially for a child.
The good thing about waiting a year is it gives you time to really learn carb counting and how your daughter's body uses insulin. It will make transition to a pump much easier.
Pumps have a lot of benefits but they take a lot of knowlege to use them to their best advantage. In this waiting time, you should read John Walsh's book "Pumping Insulin". I'd just buy a copy... I've used a pump 10 years and still find it helpful.
And search youtube for insulin pump videos. A lot pump users have posted videos of them doing site changes and using the pumps.
Our doctor said 6 months of good control. Maybe it depends in the age. My daughter was 9.
I do agree that I think it depends on the age and several factors. My son waiting just under a year. He still goes off the pump for the summer while he is at camp and appreciates the break.