Like "You seem to be much more active than the average diabetic which would allow you to consume more carbs than the average diabetic. Since carbs are also the main factor in raising your BG, the key is to find the amount that is just right for YOU. (I am not nearly as active as you and considerably older: I allow myself 120 grams of carb per day and my last A1c was 6.6.) Since beginning a work-out program in June, including aerobic and weight-training exercises, I've discovered that my blood sugar will rise after my workout, contrary to my expectations. Gary Scheiner, in his book "Think Like a Pancreas" says "...it is not unusual to experience a blood sugar rise at the onset of high intensity/short duration exercise and competitive sports. This is caused by a surge of adrenalin, which counteracts the effects of insulin and stimulates the liver to release extra sugar into the bloodstream." He goes on to note that, if you notice this happening, you may need to take extra insulin beforehand. Among other qualifications, Mr. Scheiner is an exercise physiologist. I've learned a lot from his book. Pumping will give you more control over both your basal insulin delivery and your bolus needs. And I agree with you that dealing with insurance companies is an ordeal! Wishing you well and better results!"