Who helps you or your child operate his pump at school? Do teachers or staff typically help out? My daughter is 9 and her doctor thinks she will be able to operate the pump independently at school. We are in Germany (my daughter was diagnosed here) and I just think it could be difficult for her to operate herself as well as thinking about exactly how much insulin she should get. She was diagnosed in July 2007, and I do a lot of the thinking for her. Our education was no doubt quite a lot less than kids in the States, consisting of about 7 one hour meetings with a German dietician in 2007, and a two hour class at a U.S. hospital in 2008. Now her German is good enough that she is taking a kids' class at the hospital here in Germany. As we weigh the pros and cons of the pump vs. needles, I am also trying to figure out how we will accomplish this on a daily basis. Currently, I go to the school everyday and give her a shot at lunch. She tests herself in the morning and afternoon for snacks. Her international school does not have a nurse. Thanks for your feedback.