My husband prefers the pump. It gives him a lot more freedom. You just have to fill the pump regularly (it will let you know when low) and change the port about every 3-4 days. He's able to have a regular Coke, just put the carbs into the pump and it gives you the appropriate amount of insulin. It also gives a bolus. Which basically means you can have say a cookie or pack of crackers between meals and it would cover it. Once you get used to an insulin pump, you'll never go back to any other way. Hope this helps.