Yes, I have been a type 1 for 35 years and I am not on the pump. I do 2 - 3 shots a day and keep my BS in very good control during the day.
I sometimes don't feel the LOWS. I can be as low as 32 and be talking to you as if nothing is the matter and you won't see anything wrong with me. When I go lower, thats when things get weird.
I check my BS about 6 to 8 times a day now and have not had much problems with lows as I can catch them before they go too low.
I am also eating low carb, around 100 carbs a day and check my BS before I go to bed. I will not go to bed with a BS under 160. Yes, I know that is high. I have been experimenting with my night time insulin by cutting it back if I am 100 - 130, I will take 1/2 of night dose and eat a very small snack to wake up with a good # of 80 - 110.
It seems to be working for me and I have been trying to feel the lows, but sometimes I just don't. So, I must check regular. I am one to believe that it is better to be a little high and die early from complications than to die today from a LOW.
Thanks for the concern. This website and the Dr. Bernstein website have really helped me keep my sugars under control and have helped give me the motivation to be in control of this disease, rather than it controling me. I have found that Drs. and Endos know nothing about this disease and are as stupid as the day is long with their pockets open to the pharmaceutical company's $$$. I only use Drs. to get my meds and blood work, I will not let a Dr. tell me how much insulin to take as they have about killed me several times. Sorry to blow up on Drs. I know there are some good ones out there and that statement is not ment for them.