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Dr. Richard Bernstein Not a Fan of Insulin Pumps

Click for details at DiabetesHealth. Dr. Bernstein is a type 1 diabetic and one of the first users of a home blood glucose monitor. He’s most famous for recommending very-low-carb eating for folks with diabetes, in his book Diabetes Solution. An excerpt from DiabetesHealth:

I spent a month in a major insulin pump center and saw several things. Many of the female patients seemed to have wings on their sides where the pump tubing was inserted and they got lipohypertrophy [overgrown fat tissue] from localized injections, but that was the least of it. None of them actually had remotely normal blood sugars.