Yeah, I agree with all that, I still test pretty frequently as well, maybe not 10+ times per day but probably 6-8 times, even while wearing the CGM. The tape etc. is a huge pain in the ass, then again, carrying around a meter + test strips + lancets is also a huge pain in the ass.
I think I'm pretty good about counting carbs, I was always into eating healthy and monitored my carb intake even before I became diabetic so it wasn't like I had to learn an entirely new concept, I just had to refine a skill. I use an app that helps me make sure I'm counting correctly when I'm out to dinner or eating foods that I don't really know what's in it or what the exact carb count is.
I really like the fact that when the CGM is working, I can go out to dinner or out to a bar or a social event at night and NOT have to carry the whole meter testing dog-and-pony show. I always felt like I had to carry a whole knapsack full of supplies with me everywhere, now with the pump and CGM, sometimes, I can just dash around with just a tee shirt and jeans and not have to haul all this crap around with me.
Others have suggested the hole-in-the-pocket idea. I'm not sure about that one, for one, I don't know if I want to cut holes in all my pants. And for another, I don't think I want the bulge of my pump in my front pocket. In general I think there's only one bulge in the front of one's pants people should notice. ;)
I found these things online called "leg thing' or "thigh thing" --- yes, that's the actual name --- they're basically just lycra sleeves with a pocket. You slip them on over your calf or around your quad and put your pump in the pocket, the stretchy lycra holds them in place. I get the long tubing with my pump, insert the infusions et somewhere low on my abdomen, and the tube just goes down under my pants to where the pump is. Depending on how tight your pants are, it's almost invisible. You can just roll up the leg of your pants (if it's on your calf) and control the pump that way, but I use the One Touch Ping, which has a remote control, so I control all the pump functions with the remote control. It can be a little weird at first getting used to this thing strapped to your leg --- when i first did squats with it on I was freaking out because I figured I'd hurt the tubing or something, and I'm sometimes a little cautious doing cardio because I'm afraid it's going to slip down my leg. But (except for that one random time just walking down the street) it never has, even during high-intensity interval training. I love these things, highly recommend them.
Also, since being on the pump, I ride so close to goal all the time that I frequently have lows --- probably at least once per day now, sometimes more often (still trying to get that dialed in with my doc) and I don't feel them anymore. The CGM often alerts me that I'm low and I didn't even feel it. When I go without the CGM (say, if I take a day off on the day I'm changing it out), I have no idea where I am anymore since I don't feel anything... I can be 43 and have no idea. I also find it really helpful while working out, my BG drops really dramatically when doing cardio (less so while lifting weights), I like to know where I am at all times so that I can plan better. I'm not into taking t