You have it right "the honeymoon phase". Samantha is 11, was diagnosed in April 2008, just before her 10th birthday.
The pump has been great, mostly because she doesnt have to give herself insulin shots anymore. We change the site every three days. Which she says hurts but is better than all the shots. So now, she only has to put the site in once every three days rather than 6-10 insulin shots a day. It has helped ALOT keeping her blood sugars under control.
How old are you? I know you are scared. Samantha and I cried alot at first. There were days she felt like she would never feel good again and like I said, we have still days like that, but the good have gotten alot more frequent. She is very private about it and did not want anyone to know for awhile, she didnt want to be different. Now, if she doesnt feel like talking about it, she doesnt. Its your body, you tell who you want if you want. You just have to take care of yourself, above everything else.
If your parents need to talk about anything, I am here for them too. Its alot of information to learn in a short amount of time, but you will get it and it wont be such a huge part of your everyday. If you have any questions at all about anything...I will do whatever I can to help. :)