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Not Diabetic Friendly!
on February 20, 2013
I give the magazine 2 stars because it loaded well on my Kindle Fire.
However, I give the content 1 star for its advice.
I admit, I have become a devotee of Dr. Bernstein's book about controlling diabetes. I developed diabetic neuropathy of my fingers last year. Then I read the doctors' book about truly controlling diabetes.
In summation, Dr. Bernstein argues that traditional medicine teaches that diabetics (I am type 1, using insulin) must avoid 'sugar'. Dr. Bernstein states that the real culprit is carbohydrates (carbs), not just 'sugar'. This magazine may be good for the 'mild' diabetic, but I cannot recommend it for anyone else.
I cancelled within the 14 day limit.
I followed his advise about limiting my total carbs to 18 grams, or less, per day. After a couple of months, my diabetic neuropathy was gone. My insulin requirements have gone down.
So! I ordered this magazine on a 'trial' basis on my Kindle Fire. I went to the 'lemon deserts' part. Each recipe stated that it had 16 to 36 carbs per portion. The people of Diabetic Living do not consider white flour (for instance) a 'carb'.
The magazine also advertised as rating the best 'non sugar' substitutes. It was mainly an advertisement for popular sugar substitutes found in any grocery store ((I will note name them) but ignored some of the fantastic substitutes you can find elsewhere (such as "Just like Sugar", made of Chicory Root, and which I highly recommend).
As I learn more about diabetes and carbs, I am appalled (as was Dr. Bernstein) that so many 'reputable' magazines (and government agencies) neglect to talk about 'carbs' and believe that simply substituting some 'non sugar' substitute for 'sugar' will help the diabetic.
I hate, of course, never again being able to have 'carbs', such as potatoes, white bread, etc..However, I do like having my fingers back.