Shawn, you said: "Absolutely unnecessary to limit(or starve) yourself as bernstein does, just have to know your body and how you respond to different foods."
I think, in all fairness to Bernstein, such a statement may not be true for those who do not produce any of their own insulin. Since you are still in the first five years of diabetes (honeymoon period), you probably produce 20% or more of your insulin needs -- which offers the fine-tuning necessary to achieve normal blood sugars in combination with a carbohydrate diet. I've yet to see a type-1 diabetic, who does not produce any of their own insulin, achieve normal blood sugars on 100g carb/day diet.
My wife produces no insulin and the only way we've ever been successful at controlling her blood sugar (tightly controlled target blood sugar of 83 mg/dL) is by limiting her diet as Bernstein prescribes (essentially 5-10g of carb a day from veggies).
It's by no means a starvation diet. In fact she's gained 4 pounds of bone mass in the last three months (her osteoporosis has reversed itself).
It seems like a 100g/day of carb works great for you; but I thought I should point out the "honeymoon factor" for other readers who may not be producing any insulin.
Certainly, though, 100g/day is much easier to control than 300g/day. But, in Nicole's case, 5g a day still makes a 83 mg/dL blood sugar a moving target. For a type-1 diabetic, producing no insulin whatsoever, I've yet to see another option for blood sugar control outside of a ketogenic or gluconeogenic diet (that would offer a A1C under 5.0).
You also mentioned: "And i know the pod was just coming out when bernstein's book came out, so maybe he didnt get a chance to review it."
Actually, he does review it in the 2011 edition (page 332):
"The OmniPod uses both a slimmer needle (28 gauge) and short length of very fine tubing. The pain is virtually eliminated, and the long-term problems caused by a large foreign body (i.e., the tubing) under the skin are considerably reduced. The basal infusion rate, however, is still a bit to great (0.05 units per hour) for most people taking physiologic doses of basal insulin. This may be improved in the future."
All-in-all, it sounds like if you are going to use a pump, the OmniPod is the best candidate. Nicole used a Medtronic, and scar-tissue/insulin resistance was pretty obstructing after 5 years (well, maybe 3 years).
We are now switching her over to long-acting insulin (turned the pump off at 6am this morning) and we're very interested to see if her basal needs are maintained better with Levemir.
One big problem we were having with the pump was the warm weather. Two days of really hot weather seemed to ruin the Humalog in the pump. She had to put her basal rate from 0.25u/hour to 0.35/hour. But once she changed the site and put in a fresh Humalog, 0.35u/hour sent her blood sugar crashing.
Maybe one day they'll have a pump with a built in refrigeration unit.