"My question to you all is, do you know of anyone who has or has HAD
Type-1 Diabetes that no longer does, or who has greatly improved?? (regardless
of what 'system' they used?)"
Here's a Type I diabetic and the "father" of home blood sugar
testing. Part of his method is to eat no more than three carbohydrates per
meal and to also get daily exercise. He didn't get completely off of
insulin, but reduced it signifiantly. He is now in his mid 70s. I've
followed his program for about six years after being diagnosed with Type II and
have never been put on any medication. My last a1c was
5.8. It's not an easy diet to follow, but it works.
By the way - Bernstein was an engineer in his 40s when he learned what worked
for him and nobody would listen to his method so - he went back to school and
became a doctor. Still not many really use his methods but my clinic in
Seattle (Virginia Mason) who has been researching diabetes since 1923 follows
very much the same program.
Got off insulin because of this book,
April 10, 2012
I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in March 2009. I was put on 50 units of
insulin a day. The nutritionist from the hospital said I needed to be eating AT
LEAST 2 slices of bread with every meal. My primary care physician said I would
gain AT LEAST 60 lbs in the first 6 months of being treated for diabetes.
I did not agree with either doctor, but did not know what to do until May 2009,
when I found (an earlier edition of) this book.
I read Dr. Bernstein's book as fast as I could and immediately applied his
ideas. I dropped my insulin dose 5 units a day each week and by October I was
off insulin. It is almost 3 years later and I am still controlling my blood
sugar by diet and exercise.
I just ordered the most recent edition for kindle and I will avidly read again.