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Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars [Kindle Edition]

Richard K. Bernstein
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Book Description

Originally published in 1997, DR. BERNSTEIN'S DIABETES SOLUTION is a unique resource that covers both adult- and childhood-onset diabetes, explains step-by-step how to normalize blood sugar levels and prevent or reverse complications, and offers detailed guidelines for establishing a treatment plan. Readers will find fifty gourmet recipes, in addition to a comprehensive discussion of diet, obesity, and new drugs to curb carbohydrate craving and overeating.

Now in its fourth edition, the book presents up-to-the-minute information on insulin resistance, blood-testing devices, measuring blood sugar, new types of insulin, gastroparesis and other issues, as well as updated diet guidelines. DR. BERNSTEIN'S DIABETES SOLUTION is the one book every diabetic must own.

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Bernstein (Diabetes Type Two, Prentice Hall, 1990), a Type I diabetic, begins his book with testimonials from 14 patients praising his methods for controlling diabetes. His most radical departure from established medical practice is his diet plan, which recommends high fat, high protein, and a minimum of carbohydrates advice that conflicts with that given by the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. Bernstein's exercise regimen also differs from standard practice by advocating anaerobic over aerobic exercise. There is a brief overview of diabetes, and specific supplies and brand names of products for diabetes are recommended. Sick days, the emotional challenges of the disease, pregnancy, and sex are either not included or barely mentioned. Richard Beaser's The Joslin Guide to Diabetes (LJ 7/95) is a far superior choice. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, Fla.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Bernstein has had type I (juvenile or insulin-dependent) diabetes for 50 years and has become well known for his unconventional approach to treating both types of the disease. His emphases on almost hour-by-hour normalization of blood sugar and a diet consisting of nearly no carbohydrates and high levels of fat and protein have certainly educed two results: they have alienated many other diabetes specialists and required Bernstein's patients to be meticulous in self-managing their disease. Bernstein begins with some successful case histories, proceeds to basic backgrounding on diabetes, and then describes his treatment plan in considerable detail. He discusses diet, types of insulin and their uses, and the importance of establishing a close relationship with one's physician. He encourages his patients to make frequent visits to his office, makes himself available by phone virtually round the clock, and here includes five appendixes of data and exposition to help patients align their physicians' thinking with his. William Beatty

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214 of 217 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eighteen Months Later—Bernstein's Program Works! November 9, 2001
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I wrote a review of Dr. Bernstein's book in June of 2000. At that time, I had lost 15 pounds and had normalized my blood sugars using his regimen. Eighteen months later, I am still following his diet and routines. Most of the time my blood sugar is between 75 and 90 and my hemoglobin a1c is 4.6. I visited his office in ... and have had phone contact and occasional visits to his New York office since that time. (I live in Pittsburgh, PA) I have now lost over 55 pounds and kept it off. My cholesterol has improved so that it is normal to low normal. Dr. Bernstein also diagnosed a thyroid condition—which other doctors told me I did not have—and with treatment, I am now in the completely normal range of both T3 and T4 and my energy levels are normal for the first time in years. I do not find the lack of carbohydrates to be that much of a sacrifice, especially considering the damage that high blood sugars can cause. I have found food items that help make up for the lack of regular bread and potatoes (made by Ketogenics) that help when I am hungry for bread, but do not adversely affect my blood sugar. Dr. Bernstein is indeed available 24 hours a day. Last December, I awoke at 2 A.M. with severe vomiting and diarrhea—very serious for diabetics and I called his emergency number. He answered the phone, gave me excellent instructions, and had me contact him every few hours—through Christmas Day—until I had recovered somewhat. I wish doctors in my area would take his treatment and ideas more seriously because they do work. When I have attempted to add extra carbs to my diet, it ALWAYS raises my blood sugar to unacceptable levels (over 110). If I were to eat the diet recommended by the A.D.A. Read more ›
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192 of 196 people found the following review helpful
This book has changed my life. 9 months ago I weighed 203 lbs and was diabetic, and taking two antihypertensive medications. The more I followed conventional medical and nutritional advice, the heavier and more diabetic I got. Then I discovered Dr. Bernstein's book (prior edition), followed his prescription for diet and began losing weight. Now I weigh 160 and my blood sugar and Hb A1C are normal. I have discarded one antihypertensive pill, and cut the dose of the other in half, and my blood pressures are normal. This new edition, which expands the information on diet, medication, diabetes and its complications, is both practical, easy to read, but very erudite and comprehensive. If you are overweight, pre diabetic, diabetic, have metabolic syndrome, or a family member with any of these, please read this book. Ask your doctor to read it also. I learned more about the care of diabetes from Dr. Bernstein than I did in medical school.
Sheldon Wolf, MD
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263 of 271 people found the following review helpful
Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood SugarsDr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood SugarsMy husband has type 2 diabetes. He saw his doctors faithfully every 3 months. He tried to lose weight. He tried to exercise. He took his blood sugars and his meds faithfully.

In 2002 he weighed 280 lbs. (he is 5'10"). He was on 43 units of insulin, he was on Neurontin for the terrific pain from the neuropathy in both his feet. He could not walk over 75 feet before he had to sit down and rest. I told my grown children that in 6 months I will be pushing Dad around in a wheelchair and I meant it. He had horrific diaphoresis at night. He had to put a bath towel on his pillow because of the profuse sweating that would happen when his blood sugar went low while he was sleeping. He had sleep apnea. I was constantly poking him during the night to wake him from his period of not breathing. He was irritable and depressed. Actually, irritable does not begin to describe him. He was angry a lot of the time. You couldn't say good morning because he would jump all over you.

He could not do anything around the house. He went from a man who loved to fix everything, play with the kids and still have time to be my best friend to a man who had absolutely no energy at all. His idea of exercise was using his thumb on the remote control for the TV. He fell asleep at the wheel while driving and hit the medium strip on the freeway. He didn't even realize that he had fallen asleep! He thought he had a flat tire.
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136 of 140 people found the following review helpful
I do long range underwater cave exploration. I cannot afford *any* chance of hypoglycemic reactions, so I've tried to control diabetes w/ diet and exercise. I was loosing. My sugar was averaging 300, fasting at 190-215, peaks after 100% ADA recommended meals from 350-450. Exercising was becoming harder, if not impossible. Started the 0 carb diet on Wed morning. Its now Tue the following week. Fasting sugars are at 117, average is about 100, peaks at about 122. The first day, the average was down 100 points. Its been going down 10 every day since. I used to have to wait 1 or 2 days between 5 mile runs. Starting thr after the diet I did 2 a day. I've run every day since, sometimes twice a day, and have more energy. I think Dr. Bernstein has quite possibly extended my life by 20-40 years. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book
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Published 26 days ago by Barking Dog
5.0 out of 5 stars very impressive
here is a man who is so compelled by what he knows that he went and became a GP so that people would listen. It makes sense and I'm hugely impressed
Published 27 days ago by Rebecca Baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great personal story along with powerful, successful strategies.
Dr. Bernstein became a Type 1 diabetic in the 1940's and suffered serious complications, many of which I hadn't even known existed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chet Galaska
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
There is so much helpful information in this book. My blood sugars are under much better control after I read this book and implemented many of his ideas. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Golden Lover
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good info
Prob one of the most informative books about diabetes written by a Dr. Who has fought the battle as a type 1 diabetic
Published 1 month ago by Larry
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and Revealing
I am pre-diabetic and wanted to learn as much as possible to prevent full diabetes. This book is chockfull of credible, practical information.
Published 1 month ago by GJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Dr. Bernstein's book is quite detailed, comprehensive and focused both on concepts and practical info. Plus Dr. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ruxandra Stefan
5.0 out of 5 stars I have read several books on managing diabetes and this one so far is...
Of the several books on diabetes I have read so far this one is the most detailed and informative and has been the most helpful. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hank
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