I am happy that your friend has a new lease on things with the pump. I guess I was lucky that Medtronics and my endocrinologist have a good relationship.
My approach is what it has to be to stay sane and able to even live in a fashion approaching normal. My youth as the youngest of a single mom with 3 kids did me well in not know how to quit at things I need or want.
Thank you for the kind words and responding.