My name is Michael Hardman and I am a Type 1 Juvenile Diabetic. I have been diabetic for almost 26 years. I have recently experienced some trouble with the control of my disease. Over the past year, I have been in and out of the hospital several times trying to regain control of my life. My doctor, in his expertise, has come to the conclusion that I need to have a new insulin pump with a blood sugar sensor that can communicate with the pump for tighter, better control. My current pump seems to be outdated and malfunctioning. My insurance only covers so much and my family and I are responsible for the rest. This is why Im exloring every avenue that I can. What a new pump with this type of technology would mean to me is unexplainable? It would give me a new sense of freedom and the hope for a longer more productive life. It would mean I can be there for my family for those important events in their lives. Thank you in advance for any contributions that you can make to me and my family.