In reply to the pros and cons of the pump, I think the only con I have is a purely female one of where to put it! They have a strap that goes around your thigh but I feel it slips down no matter how I adjust it. The one around your waist gives a kind of bulge to your form. There's one that works with your bra somehow but I couldn't figure it out. They have one that clips onto your belt but I very rarely wear a belt because I don't tuck things in. So I cut off the little holder bag that came with the leg strap because the little bag seals with velcro so the pump won't fall out. Then I put it in the front of my bra which means you have to be careful what style bra you buy so there's enough fabric there to hold the pump in. The things we women go through! But the pros definitely outweigh that little con. Oh, and another con but along the same lilne. Because of the insertion site of the pump and the pump itself, I now wear a tankini style bathing suit which hides it very well as opposed to a one-piece that shows the lumps and bumps.
I have two basal settings. I'm on .6 from 4 am to 12 am. Then it switches to .7. Seems to be working. And I definitely agree about the exercise. Always a downfall for me. I'm got to get on the treadmill and start walking. I've paid more attention the last couple of weeks to what I'm eating and have cut back and have lost 3 lbs. in two weeks. Slowly but surely is the key I'm told.
I was on the Lantus before the pump and it worked pretty well for me, too. But the doctor felt I was a prime candidate for the pump and I have a lot less low blood sugars now. Glad the Lantus is working for you. Sorry this was so long. Hope everybody keep in touch with me.