I have noticed several mentions throughout this JDRF site of folks stopping pump theropy. This raised the question to me of why. Recently at a Dr appointment, I asked my endo if there might be any clinical trials I could be considered for. By my surprise, that same day I was speaking to a clinical trial nurse from Lilly. A new insulin, that could improve my numbers. WOW! But it would require a pump vacation for 1 year. This was a big turn off at first. I actually read the 40+ page disclaimer, and then talked to my loving wife. She stated, "Why would you want to go backwards?" That was really all I needed to hear. I have been a type 1 since 1966, and pumping since 2000. Ten years seems like a long time, but going back to injections just didn't seem to be a good experiment to become a part of. Maybe I am not seeing the forest through the trees, so I ask.
What would be the reasons why someone would stop using an Insulin Pump? One reason I am sure of would have to be around the all important expense factor. If anyone has additional reasoning, I am very curious.
Thanks to all, and may we all survive yet another day with serenity.