My last a1c was 6.5 before this one, and I honestly think the difference in numbers is hugely determined by the fact that I switched from MDI to pump. That’s not to say there weren’t challenges for me either. I can not, absolutely can not, use my abdomen for pods - it’s like I don’t have one on. It’s crazy. I am learning how to rotate sites a little better on my arms, because I have a lot of pods lately delivering my basal but lagging or completely losing my bolus altogether.
Pumps can be frustrating, but I enjoy this frustration better than MDI. My Lantus was giving me late night lows, even though I brought my dosage down to where it should be, my fast-acting insulin didn’t always deliver and I was noticing lipohypertrophy forming in certain areas around my naval. I also have very active work days, and was finding more often than not I’d be bolusing in my car outside of dunkin (lol I laugh about it now, but looking back and forth through the windows to make sure no one was looking was uncomfortable to say the least).
YDMV, we say that here all the time. Your Diabetes May Vary. What works for me, may not be your combo and that’s totally fine. A lot of people tried to sell me on the tandem tslimx2 because I already had my dexcom g6. But I didn’t wanna deal with the tubing, and am hoping the next gen Omnipod (Horizon) has a decent closed-loop insulin delivery… whenever the hell they release it!