Jess is doing brilliantly with her pump and we can see so many benefits, on the whole she is very happy with it. But tonight we have had a few tears. I remember reading somewhere that getting the pump is great but many people go through a period of difficulty after about 6 weeks as it dawns on them that they're attached to it 24/7. Jess has been on the pump for 5 weeks this week. She is happy wearing it most of the time as it is discreet and hardly noticeable under her clothing. However she has a swimming lesson at school once a week where the girls change in a group changing room. Some of the girls (it's a small handful of children who can be quite spiteful) have been speaking and whispering behind her back when they've seen the infusion site and tubing. She says they don't say much out aloud but she can hear whispers and giggles and looks in her direction. She doesn't have the problem for PE changing because they're not completely stripping off so the infusion site remains hidden (she has the cannula sited on her butt). I'm not really sure how to handle this. I've asked Jess if she'd be happier changing in one of the single units or perhaps in a smaller group changing room with her two best friends. She said she'd prefer to be on her own in a single cubicle. I can speak to the teachers and get this arranged. Jess says she doesn't want the teachers to speak to these girls as she feels embarrased about it. I've tried to reassure Jess that she should not feel embarrased, there's nothing wrong with wearing a pump. Sure it may be different to how the other girls are but she shouldn't feel embarrased about it. I said that these particular girls are the ones who should feel embarrased about their behaviour and insensitivity. Is there anything else I can do or say to help her deal with children like this and keep her confidence going strong? Should I be taking the matter of these girls further even although Jess doesn't want me to? Will speaking to them make matters worse or should it be done to nip the problem in the bud so to speak?