My daughter is turning 7 tomorrow (Happy BDAY girl) and she has been using the OmniPod for almost two years. We chose it because it doesn't involve all the tubing that all the other pumps have. It took us 3 years before we switched to the pump from shots. We were also very sceptical....plus we were hesitant to break away from our familiar routine to learn a whole new system of "managing" her diabetes. I have to say, though, there are no regrets. Except that maybe we didn't do it sooner. It is in no way a solution to all of the problems involved in diabetes care but it has made life easier. Her blood sugars are much better and she has a lot more freedom. She is much happier. She was 5 when we started and the Omnipod seemed pretty large for her little arms (her choice for the site) but she never complained and if she were to close her eyes, she couldn't tell you what arm it was on! There is no tubing to get in the way of her regular kid activities. You don't have to disonnect for baths or swimming. The best thing is the nightly care. If she is hugging the lower end of her target, instead of making her eat and pumping her with extra calories while she is trying to sleep, we just turn her insulin delivery down. We did find ourselves trying to micro-manage in the beginning, thinking we had to have perfect blood sugars since we had the technology to do it. Of course, that is an impractical goal. We got over that and now just do the best we can. Like I said, her BG has really improved. It's also great at meal times. You can give some insulin before the meal and then more during the meal when you see how much he is eating. And if there is an unexpected request for more food a little later, no problem. Just a push of a button and more insulin coverage! It's very easy to use, as I'm sure all pumps are. If you can work your average cell phone, you can use the pump. My daughter knew how to operate it within the first year. (She pretty much taught herself, it would have been sooner had we actually shown her).
Hope this helps. If your son feels he is ready, I think its worth looking into. It is such a personal decision. Best of luck to you!