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

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The standard text on living with diabetes, newly revised and updated with all the latest scientific findings.

Since its first publication in 1997, DR. BERNSTEIN'S DIABETES SOLUTION has become the treatment of choice in the medical field. In this revised and updated edition of his work, Dr. Bernstein provides an accessible, detailed guide to his revolutionary approach to normalizing blood sugars and thereby preventing or reversing long-term complications of diabetes. He offers the most up-to-date information on new products, medications, and supplements, and outlines a plan to reverse the obesity that underlies most cases of Type II diabetes. Dr. Bernstein discusses breakthrough science and potential cures, and has added information on the new insulins and insulin pumps.

The only book to detail step-by-step methods for normalizing blood sugars in both Type I and Type II diabetes, DR. BERNSTEIN'S DIABETES SOLUTION will enable patients to take charge of their health and live longer, healthier lives.

Customer Reviews:

  • The best book on diabetes management!
    Dr. Bernstein is probably one of the most knowledgable person on the subject of diabetes management.
    He might not know everything about diabetes, but he knows much more than most doctors, even the ones who treat this diasease.
    If you want to know how to manage diabetes, keep yourself healthy, and live longer, this is the first book you should read!...more info
  • Excellent
    Just followed Dr. Bernstein's suggestions. Within a week my blood sugars reduced dramatically from 300 level ( fasting and postprandial) to 150 and I escaped from inevitable Lantus/insulin prescription. Within a month, my blood sugars have come down even further to 80 after excercise to an high of 150 to 170 postprandial.I may even have to reduce dosage of my twice a day Janumet and once a day actos.
    The low carb diet is an excellent remedy for Type 2 diabetics.
    I strongly advise all Type 2 diabetics to try sincerely Dr. Bernstein's
    solution as any one can get the same results within weeks at no cost. I owe a lot to Dr. Bernestein and I thank him from bottom of my heart for sharing his experience and advice through his Book in a very clear and lucid manner....more info
  • helpful, but try these suggestions, too:
    I highly recommend the 30-Day Diabetes Miracle series for managing your diabetes and creating a whole new healthy lifestyle!

    The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America's Complete Program to Stop Diabetes, Restore Health,and Build Natural Vitality

    The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle Cookbook: Stop Diabetes with an Easy-to-Follow Plant-Based, Carb-Counting Diet...more info
  • well written every diabetic should read this book
    Great book for new to old diabetics type one or type two.I better understand how my body deals with the food I put in my mouth....more info
  • totally different!
    Loved it. Easy to read. Totally different from what I had read so far regarding diabetes. Helps reconsidering goals and treatment.

    Perfect for new diagnosed patients, expert patients and physicians as well....more info
  • 5 star review is not enough!!
    It was my neighbor Carl, who got this book, then told me to get it. It has changed my life. I wasn't so sure about Dr. Bernstein at first but after my neighbor told me how much Dr. B had helped, I thought I would give it a try. I have been a diagnosed a type 2 in 1995 and have been on a climbing amount of insulin...I was in my diabetic dr's office two months ago and she said there was nothing more she could do for me but to give me more insulin. I kept telling her I was feeling worse and worse but she wouldn't listen...solution she said was to close my mouth...I am serious...I was furious. She had been my dr for 5 years...that day I decided she was fired. I went to see Carl and asked who his diabetic dr was....Dr Bernstein.

    To get to the point...my blood sugars ranges were from 286 to 400. Since follow Dr. B's advise in the book, I am now between 90-145...this is my second week.....it is slowly improving...but at least I am on the way. Former dr, had me on 30 plus scale, which usually ended up being 40 units of Lantus....and I got blood sugar readings very high. I was also trying to follow the ADA plan..eating a little rice, potato, etc.

    I found out that my 'dr' was giving me too much insulin...I had to read the part in Dr B's book how much I should be taking....now I take 3-6 units per meal...big difference from 30 +++++++units. Thanks Dr. B.! My blood sugar levels are way way way down.

    Dr. B explains so well just about every question my now 'fired' diabetic dr couldn't answer. She is considered top in her field....that is a scarey thought.

    Thank you Dr. B for sticking to it and for caring enough to write down your experience......I thought I was going crazy, but you proved to me I was right on target with my thoughts. I have lost 12 lbs so far but at least I am losing and I am full.

    I am transfering all my care over to my primary dr this week and bringing in Dr B's book. I never want to go back to where I was...more info
  • Dr. Bernstein Is First to Tell the Truth
    Dr. Bernstein was, as his book will tell you, diagnosed in 1946 at the age of 12 with type 1 diabetes. He should have been dead a long time ago. So why isn't he? Because he was first to figure out how to live a long and healthy life as a diabetic.

    He is the first diabetic on the planet to monitor his own blood sugars with a blood sugar meter. The first. How many millions do this now?

    He was first to recommend a low carb diet for diabetics, and fought against the ADA for years. Only since the publication of his books have they started, ever so slowly, to come around to his way of thinking.

    The man should win a Nobel Prize for Medicine for what he's accomplished in his lifetime treating diabetes, and using himself as a guinea pig. This is no exaggeration. He has saved countless lives, and if this book were better known, he could save millions more.

    It's time for the medical community to stop acting like diabetics are stupid or lazy and wholly embrace his way of treating diabetes.

    This is THE book for anyone who wants to control their diabetes instead of it controlling them....more info
  • Of all chronic conditions, diabetes is the most difficult to control.
    Diabetes is now considered an epidemic in prosperous nations. This is from a recent article in the `New York Times' about a typical hospital in the Bronx: "Begin on the sixth floor...a 60-year-old woman was having two toes sawed off. One floor up, corner room: a middle-aged man sprawled, recuperating from a kidney transplant. Next door: nerve damage. Eighth floor, first room to the left: stroke. Two doors down: more toes being removed. Next room: a flawed heart."

    These assorted medical problems result from a single disease: diabetes. 21 million Americans are diabetic and another 41 million are pre-diabetic. Fast-acting carbohydrates are kicking the bejaysus out of our nation's collective pancreas.

    The author of this book, Dr. Richard Bernstein has saved the lives of many diabetic patients, including his own. I read this book and am willing, at this point in my disease when I'm not experiencing the really bad diabetic outcomes mentioned above, like cardiac neuropathy or kidney failure, to cherry-pick Dr. Bernstein's suggestions that don't pertain to his very strict low-carbohydrate diet.

    Perhaps as I test my glucose level after meals and see what an orange or a dish of cottage cheese really does to my blood sugar, I'll be more willing to give them up. His chapter on "Diet Guidelines Essential to the Treatment of All Diabetics" contains a very demanding nutritional plan, but Dr. Bernstein has lived most of his life with Type 1 diabetes and has brought himself and many patients back from the brink of blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and death. He's an amazing man--an engineer who became a physician because others in the medical profession wouldn't take his research into diabetes seriously until he was one of them.

    If you are diabetic, please read this book. There are many recommendations on the tests you should get from your physician when first diagnosed (most of them are never even mentioned in other books about diabetes). Dr. Bernstein illuminates every aspect of self-care, including a better place on your hand to poke yourself for glucose testing (all of the other diabetes books I read AND the instructions that came with my glucose meter show alternate spots to those which Dr. Bernstein recommends--see figures 4.1 and 4.2).

    If I can't manage my blood glucose following my current physician's recommendations, at least I now know that I can fall back on this book to micro-manage my disease. It has already helped educate me about medications (some recommended medications actually worsen the condition of your pancreatic beta cells), exercise (anaerobic is the best), testing, and diet.

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  • excellent diabetes guide
    This book has solved the problems we had while trying to manage my son's diabetes.
    You can find all answers in diabetes management....more info
  • The ultimate reference for diabetes
    If the ADA disappeared tomorrow but this book remained, prognosis for all diabetics would be improved.

    Hats off to Dr. Bernstein for devoting his life to understanding this disease and improving the lives of diabetics....more info
  • Thank YOU Dr. Bernstein!
    This book was a wellspring of information for me as a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. Getting off the cycle of being told to eat complex carbs, seeing my blood glucose spike from doing just what I was told, and getting medications increased again and again, I read what Dr. Bernstein said with interest. After trying his recommendations I can say with no reservations that this book may have saved my life! I highly recommend it to anyone who has pre-diabetes or diabetes and hope that the general medical community opens their eyes. After only one day of this diet my blood glucose readings were close to normal, and continue to stay there, with less medication. My energy levels are high and I have felt better than I have in a long long time. Kudos to you Dr. Bernstein, for daring to say the truth! I recommend both his books and also Dr. Atkins Diabetes Revolution to anyone who wants to learn about diabetes and diet....more info
  • Tough, Intensive but Effective . . . but Not Much Left to Eat
    Dr. Bernstein's book will result in lowering your blood glucose level. However, it is extremely difficult to follow -- he recommends only 6 grams of carbs for breakfast, and 12 grams for lunch and dinner, no fruits of any kind, only a few slices of lettuce & avocado. Absolutely no grains or cereals or pasta or bread of any kind. So basically, if you follow his strict diet, you'll be eating lean protein with 1/2 cup of broccoli or lettuce, and 2 nuts. Is that possible? Maybe, if you're a zealot with no human cravings for rice or bread or pasta EVER.

    I found a lot of useful information in this book though, such as his exercising program -- he states aerobic exercises are of no value to diabetics, which I found very revolutionary. Instead, he recommends resistance anaerobic training, inverse-pyramid method. I have tried this exercise out, and sure enough, it is a lot more difficult than walking or running for 30 minutes. But it does appear to build more muscle.

    I felt depressed rather than hopeful after reading this book. To not be able to ever eat an apple or a piece of fruit is depressing. I can deal with not having a pie, cake, chocolate or cookies. But to snack on a sugar-free Jello with 1 tablespoon of whip cream for the rest of my life surely sucks and makes me wish for a cure instead of having to follow this impossible low-carb diet.

    Read this book for what it's worth -- it has very good information & a personally inspiring story but I am not sure if you'll feel very hopeful after reading it in terms of managing your diabetes for the rest of your life. ...more info
  • Great Update!
    As with his first book, this book has more great information for me as a Type 2 Diabetic. Although my wife is not diabetic, we love ALL the recipe's in both books. They have kept my blood sugar in total control and are delicious! Thanks Dr. Bernstein!...more info
  • Great book
    This book is well worth buying if you, or someone you love, has this disease. It has some amazing statistics. And if you really follow this diet, it does work! In fact, more than one person I know who went on this diet no longer needs to take any of the meds they needed before they went on this diet. The recipes are easy to make and excellent. It is not a tough diet to stick to at all. I highly recommend this book and the diet....more info
  • Very interesting book
    Wow this is an interesting book to read if you or someone in your family has diabetes.

    One of the underlying premises of Bernstein's plan is this: injected insulin used by both type 1 and type 2 diabetics does not act as quickly as the insulin released by a non-diabetic's own body. The slower insulin response results in a post-parandial (after meal) "lag", where quickly digested carbohydrates elevate the blood sugar before insulin can catch up. Such temporary elevations of blood glucose undoubtedly occur. Dr. Bernstein argues that the resulting high blood sugars can cumulatively lead to the many complications of diabetes (including kidney disease, blindness, and more -- he is unsparing in his descriptions of these.) I am not entirely sure of the general medical community's stance on this is, but its is generally accepted that the closer to normal bllod sugars are ( i.e., lower hemoglobin A1c), the lower the risk of complications.

    Dr. Bernstein argues that current ADA (American Diabetes Association) guidelines are not stringent enough. (I belive they recommend A1c below 7%, while the International Diabetes Federation and American College of Endocrinology recommends Hb A1c values below 6.5%). His approach is "tough love"-like, arguing that people with diabetes should acheive normal blood glucose levels (i.e., A1c's of 4 to 5%?) by strictly limiting carbohydrate intake. This approach does run counter to the prevailing advice about balancing carbs, fats, and proteins. He spends some time railing against typical medical advice, though much of what he characterizes as typical medical advice seems to date from the 70's or earlier (maybe left over from earlier edition?)

    He also spends some time on kooky claims that undermine his message. For example, he advises that in preparing to measure blood glucose through a finger stick, "Don't wipe your fingers with alcohol; this will dry out the skin and eventually foster the formation of calluses." Yet in the same section he advises changing the lancet used to prick the finger only one a month. He also claims that lower carbohydate intake places "less stress" on remaining functioning beta cells (the cells in the body which produce insulin) and thus will preserve their function, allowing even a type 1 diabetic to produce small amounts of insulin indefinitely. This is anecdotal at best -- how can "stress" on beta cells be quantified? And this has not been shown in any kind of study. Studies giving insulin to people susceptible to type 1 diabetes, but not yet diagnosed, showed that reducing the workload on beta cells (stress?) did NOT reduce the incidence of full blown diabetes. He also is not fan of insulin pumps, which HAVE been clinically shown to provide better control in children.

    Overall, I don't doubt that his solution works for those who use it, and if I had diabetes, I would probably try it. I think it would require considerable determination to eat according to his guidelines in our super-sized, corn-syrup-soaked world. I admire anyone who takes on such a total lifestyle change. I would recommend trying before you buy -- get it from the library, see if you think you could handle it and if so then go for it! and good luck!...more info
  • Inspiring and Important Story
    The most important message of this book is that on your own you can get better control of your diabetes. Years ago, Dr. Bernstein realized that what he ate affected his blood sugar levels, contrary to the belief of the medical establishment at that time. Following his example, you can test your blood sugar with your meter and analyze the effects of various foods and of your medications. I have done that and have found that I don't have to be as restrictive with my diet as Dr. Bernstein is in his. Also, I have been able to reduce the amount of insulin that I inject.

    After following a lot of his suggestions, I feel so much better: I have lost the tiredness and hunger that I felt before. It's really great. I have achieved tight blood sugar control, which puts me in a small percentage of diabetics. I don't think that I could have done this without the guidance of the previous edition (The new book has some new information).

    Also, Dr. Bernstein's personal story is inspiring and a good read in itself....more info
  • Are you one of the 25% of older Americans with Type 2 diabetes?
    (Newly revised and updated)

    Dr. Bernstein is a diabetic himself, diagnosed in 1946 at age 12. Over the years he has developed his own special way of keeping his blood sugar levels at appropriate levels, which managed to keep him healthy and from suffering many of the standard serious health problems associated with diabetes. He believes in arming patients with information to control their disease themselves. This book covers new oral medications, new insulins, and new dietary supplements. Bernstein's views differ from the American Diabetes Association, particularly in his recommendation of a low carbohydrate diet, avoidance of certain types of oral medications, and using nutrients to lower insulin resistance.

    This very complete book includes some patient stories, chapters on the basics, tests, how and when to measure blood sugar, treatments, diet, weight loss, exercise, insulin information, and recipes. There is an excellent glossary and an index, in addition to useful appendices. Well written and easy to understand, it is over 500 pages of useful information.

    Some important and surprising statistics:

    -- 25% of Americans between age 65 and 74 are Type 2 diabetics.
    -- One in three babies born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetimes.
    -- Every day 1,400 people are diagnosed with diabetes.
    -- It is third leading cause of death (and contributes to high blood pressure, heart disease, infections, that also are factors in deaths).

    Armchair Interviews says: It is very important to know about this disease. ...more info
    The problem with most diabetic care is that is is advocated by healthcare professionals who have no personal experiental knowledge of the disease from living with it and managing it on a daily round the clock basis through ordinary events of daily living as well as crisis situations and travel. Dr. Bernstein has been a diabetic since the age of 12 and has experienced the ravages of the disease on the body and through his inquisitve and engineering background has applied these principles in his quest to normalize his own blood sugars. From buying the first glucose monitor for personal useage and through trial and error developing a diabetic management protocol, he learned how to normalize his own blood sugars and that there could be reversal of many of the adverse effects of the disease provided they had not reached the point of irreveribility. He went on to medical school when many of his writings were not accepted by the medical community. He has been actively treating diabetics from around the world helping them to normalize their blood sugars by putting into practice the library of his knowledge and practical solutions that will not only normalize anyone's blood glucose if they heed his instructions but will also help prevent if nor reverse some or many of the potential complications. I personally have been a diabetic for a number of years and even employed an insulin pump for several years. I have had extensive diabetic counselling but still failed to maintain what I considered to be an oxymoron, i.e. control of my disease. I became very frustrated and was really on the verge of giving up. I realized that things like dialysis, stroke and heart problems were approaching unless I could do something. I had already developed significant peripheral neuropathy. When I discovered his books, I read them and applied what he said and began experiencing immediatiate improvement on a consistent predictable basis. I have personally been treated by Dr. Bernstein but if you can't see him personally in addtion to reading and folowing his book then BUY THE BOOK and religiously follow it. If you have been a diabetic for years, you will have the necessary experience to understand and make the corrections with the help of your personal physician. If you are a newly diagnosed diabetic, this will give you the opportunity to prevent many or all of the mistakes and frustrations of managing this disease and its serious complications. DR. BERNSTEIN'S METHODS WORK! IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THEM, YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELF TO BLAME!...more info
  • living with diabetes
    very helpful information on what happens when you get diabetes-not when you are diagnosed....more info
  • If you have type 1 diabetes, buy this book.
    Although Dr. Bernstein has been labeled as having extreme views when it comes to diabetes, he has a lot of experience with the disease, as he is a suffer himself. He identifies in his book the issue of how hard it is to bring down someone from a 300+ high, and this isn't discussed very often in books about diabetes. Excellent reading....more info
  • Diabetes Solution
    Extremely informative and very focused. It will take extreme effort on most to follow the prescription, but, the results are hard to deny....more info
  • Puts you in control
    Dr. Bernstein is an amazing person who is living proof his method, if you choose to follow it, protects you from the devastation which is diabetes.

    This man had intellectual curiiosity and clarity of vision to see that when he was told "you are doing fine", that he indeed was not doing fine with peripheral vascular complications as well as visual/cardiac ongoing damage. His discovery about the role carbs played led him to attempt to publish his information unsuccessfully. So off to medical school and residency, and poof, now he gets his article published.

    Diabetes MUST be controlled, but it can be a Godsend, changing you from a destructive lifestyle of a terrible diet and no activity. If you don't want to be a victim with your doctor lecturing you like you are a little kid, and you want to take control of diabetes and make it manageable and stopping its progression in its tracks, read Dr. Bernstein's book. I have read them both, both excellent.

    His book on recipes, with the help of a professional chef who has written recipes for their type 1 diabetic offspring, is also well worth it.

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  • Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars
    Excellent book...well worth reading by anyone battling diabetes either type and by anyone concerned for someone who is in that situation.

    I have battled diabetes for over 7 years now and am fairly well read but Dr Bernstein has taught me fresh ways to battle the situation.

    Delighted with the speedy service.


    Roy N.

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  • My Gold Standard for the treatment of my diabetes
    It was only through Bernstein's book that I was able to appreciate the importance of maintaining a low carbohydrate diet if I were to ever achieve "normalized" blood glucose and hope to avoid the long term complications associated with the disease. Bernstein, first trained as an engineer, later as an M.D., offers a wonderful "nuts and bolts" approach to maintenance of diabetes whether type 1 or type 2. His standard of control set the bar high where, in my opinion, it needs to be. I wish that my Father, who died of diabetes complications, had been privy to his approach and had available to him the instant test methods for blood glucose that are now available.

    Korban...more info
  • Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution
    The best book I have ever read on the subject. The fact that Dr. Bernstein has lived, studied, and found solutions for this disease makes this book a requirment. Anyone who wants to take command over this disease should get this book....more info
  • Diabetic Solutions
    I am a pre-diabetic and this book offered a great deal of encouragement and an action plan to keep my chance of diabetes to a minimum. I would recommend it to anyone worried about developing diabetes....more info
  • Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution has given me back my life
    I was diagnosed with prediabetes in the fall of 2007, after having suffered from severe and debilitating chronic fatique and nerve pain for almost a year. When I started checking my blood sugars, I was shocked to see how high they were and immediately started looking for a diet that could help me bring those numbers down. My doctor had recommended a low carb diet, so I looked here at Amazon and found Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. I started his diet in October of 2007.

    My blood sugars immediately came down, and my cholesterol and triglycerides have normalized -- total cholesterol has dropped from 241 to 172, LDL dropped from 161 to 94, HDL rose from 51 to 61, triglycerides dropped from 143 to 85. The nerve pain in my arm is now clearing up, I believe I had diabetic neuropathy and did not even know it before.

    Dr. Bernstein's diet is not hard to follow, once you reduce your carb intake your carb cravings will diminish and you really don't miss the carbs. And your energy levels will skyrocket so you will have the ability to exercise again! Diabetes management that seemed impossible before will suddenly become possible again!

    I'm so happy I found Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution -- he has literally given me back my life!!

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  • Best diabetes information I have found.......Required reading for all diabetics
    I have done a lot of research on diabetes at the library and on the internet after I was diagnosed Type 2 in Aug 2007. I saw the dietician/nutritionist recommended by my doctor and also real a ton of information on the internet and many books from the local library. My fasting blood sugar when I was diagnosed was 311. I was able to get it down to 110 - 120 level after dieting, exercising, and eating the things recommended by the dietician. My problem was my levels were erractic up and down even when eating the same diet.

    I saw Dr. Bernstein's book was highly recommended by Amazon readers, so I took the chance and bought the book. After reading that a diet of high proteins and very, very low carbs would help stabilize my blood sugars, I decided to try it. To my amazement, I started gettings readings in the mid 80's and the levels stopped spiking up and down. Carbs were my problem. Dr. Bernstein recommends an ideal reading of 83 and that is now my target.

    This book should be a must read for all diabetics, both Type 1 and Type 2 people. My motto is "you can die from diabetes or learn to live with it," and I chose to learn to live with it. This book is a great learning tool and coupled with exercise (including weight training), weight loss and proper diet, you can control what happens to your body. It worked for me with results immediately.

    Highly, highly recommended. If you have a friend or relative with diabetes, BUY this book for them. The author (Dr Berstein) is still a practicing physcian specializing in diabetes treatment. He is also a Type 1 diabetic. Dr Berstein's experiences lead to this book being published. It should be required reading for all diabetics....more info
  • Finally, control over diabetes
    I was in a quandry trying to stablize my Type 2 diabetic blood glucose. The answer was simple in its concept, but difficult in its execution. Stay clear of carbohydrates. This book takes each aspect of diabetes control apart and explains the reasoning behind the methods. From simple diet and exercise to intensive insulin therapy, Dr. Bernstein's book looks at each method of treatment and backs it up with thorough research. My blood surgar is now near normal, and once more under control. ...more info
  • Life Saving Book for Diabetics!!!!
    This is the third book by Dr. Bernstein that I have read and it's seems impossible but each one of his books has more and more to offer. If you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, you absolutely must read this book.

    I read the first edition, about 6 years ago. It saved my husband's life. My husband is a type 2 diabetic. After seeing his doctor faithfully every 3 to 6 months for 20 years and taking his medications, he became more and more ill. He was at a point of taking 43 units of insulin a night, could hardly walk more than 75 or 100 feet, weighed 270 pounds, his Hemoglobin A1c was 11, he was always tired out, depressed and hell to live with.

    After reading Dr. Bernstein's book, I knew that my husband could be helped. I put him on a program of low carb and exercise and the results were nothing short of a miracle. He has been off (completely off!) of insulin for over 3 years, he walks 2 miles at the local gym every day, has energy to burn and has lost 80 pounds! His HA1c is 6.5. Best of all he is back to being himself. He is happy again and so am I. We are going into our 5th year of low carb lifestyle and exercise daily. Something I never would have dreamed of doing before reading Dr. Bernstein's book.

    Dr. Bernstein is one of the voices in the wilderness. His book clearly explains what you need to do to overcome this disease and he should know - he has been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 12 years old.

    Dr. Bernstein was an engineer in his earlier years. He approached diabetes through the eyes of an engineer, working the problem until he came up with a solution. The medical profession would not listen to him (and why would they - when they get a diabetic patient, they and the pharmaceutical companies have a patient for life!). When he was 45 years old, he went back to school and became a physician!

    The American Diabetes Association recommends a diet of 60% carbohydrates!!!! That is absolutely wrong! Dr. Bernstein can explain it to you. Read this book. Save your life or the life of someone you love.

    I would give this book 10 stars if that rating was available to me....more info
  • The Pinnacle Diabetes Bible Just Got Better
    Diabetes is a disease that used to only afflict young children when Type 1 was so dominant. But now it's the 21st Century and Type 2 diabetes hasn't just risen, but exploded into a full-fledged epidemic as one of the biggest health threats of our day. What's really scary is the fact that the problem is expected to get that much worse over the next few decades. Yikes!

    In 1997, Dr. Richard K. Bernstein first introduced what would become the pinnacle diabetes bible to the world when he published the first edition of The Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Controversial, against the grain, but extremely effective, the low-carbohydrate dietary approach to treating diabetes has never been more clearly explained.

    Now, Dr. Bernstein has revised and expanded his classic bestselling book to make it even better than it was when it released a decade ago. As a man who has lived with Type 1 diabetes since childhoood, he knows from whence he speaks and now wants to help others find the "solution" that he dicovered a long time ago.

    Controlling diabetes as much as possible without little to no use of insulin or medications is the goal of The Diabetes Solution. While the American Diabetes Association (ADA) feels good about recommending a high-carb, low-fat diet (which requires HIGHER doses of insulin and prescription diabetes drugs), Dr. Bernstein believes that is the wrong way to go about managing blood sugars.

    Written in a very informative and entertaining style, this book answers all those little nagging questions diabetics may have about this method of treatment, including the uniquely damaging role of carbohydrate in the diet, what the best pharmaceuticals and how they can help, a comprehensive look at the various types of insulin and which should be used, and what to do to manage your disease naturally.

    Is low-carb dieting controversial? Sure. But so are a whole lot of other things that we used to think were strange, but now they're normal years later after much research has proven them to be true. The same goes for the low-carb lifestyle as a treatment option for diseases like diabetes and aiding in weight loss. The science is catching up to a reality that Dr. Bernstein unveiled years ago.

    I personally lost nearly 200 pounds on this way of eating. Although I don't have diabetes, it runs in my family and I was borderline when I weighed over 400 pounds. But then I started a low-carb diet in 2004 and changed my life forever. Dr. Robert C. Atkins, like Dr. Bernstein, was also before his time espousing the benefits of livin' la vida low-carb.

    Living with diabetes need not be a hopeless situation where you feel all alone. Dr. Bernstein has The Diabetes Solution and wants you to experience the freedom that comes from knowing you can beat your diabetes. Never give up the hope for a better life, even with diabetes.

    Dr. Bernstein, we salute you for your contribution to diabetes management and low-carb living. You should be honored and hailed for standing up for what you know is right and refusing to just settle for the failed methods for treating your diabetes. I think your life speaks for itself. CONGRATULATIONS!...more info
  • Diabetes Solution
    This book was amazing. I found it when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes years ago. Dr. Bernstein has a somewhat radical idea that instead of letting blood sugar peak and then pull it back down with meds or insulin is dangerous long term. His idea of controlling and achieving normal blood sugar levels by controlling diet is very good. I have been able to control mine for a number of years, my A1C is 5.3, and excellent value. My doctor got this book after I explained the ideas contained and he agrees with the plan Dr. Bernstein promotes here....more info
  • A real answer for diabetics
    I really like this book. I am a believer in low carb eating/lifestyle, am a diabetic, and devour books and research on related topics. I had come to believe that lower Blood Glucose (BG) readings are a definite result of a restricted carb diet before reading the book. But Dr. Bernstein put it in perspective by arguing for targeting specific BG's and eating and or medicating to achieve the target. It really does work. Moreover, it makes low carb eating much more meaningful because the results are right there for your immediate review on the test strip. You don't have to wait for the results to show up on the scale.

    Many have argued that this regimen is too restrictive. How can this be? We are talking personal health here. Over the past 75 days, I have managed my fasting BG under 100, have lost weight , feel excellent and all of my blood work is excellent. This after several years of erratic BG and ever worsening blood work while following ADA guidelines. This book should be a must read for every diabetic and treating physician. It may not work for everyone but it sure works for me....more info
  • It can save your vision, limbs & life
    I had suffered from Type 2 diabetes for 11 years until I found Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. There are few books on the subject that I had not read so when I saw his 2003 edition last year, I added it to my collection. It has also, for the first time in 12 years, given me the knowledge to obtain normal blood sugar levels throughout the day. Apparently we can not cure diabetes but there is one solution I can attest to and that is Dr. Bernstein's solution. Normalizing blood sugars stop the damage from diabetes and can even reverse some to the damage the disease has done to the body. The book is well organized, it is easy to read for any layperson and it is complete. This new edition has kept the simplicity of the previous editions and added new information on ways of beating this debilitating disease. It is a MUST READ for diabetics and those who love them....more info
  • Works For Me
    I'm a Type 2 Diabetic that has had great success following the dietary recommendations Dr. Bernstein puts forth. His pragmatic diet has been a great help in moving my A1c down to the normal range. I've lost a needed 50 pounds. Overall, this book is loaded with good information for diabetics....more info
  • Not Really for Diabetes II
    This book is mostly for those with Diabetes one.
    This is his second book.
    His first book was a good one and full of useful info for both types of Diabetes.
    If you are a Diabetic type I then this book is for you.
    If you are a Diabetic II then buy his first book.
    I am a Diabetic II and this book was really a waste of my money....more info
  • Dr. Bernstein does it again!
    This is a much updated version of his already excellent first edition.

    In this edition he shows even less restrain in going against the ADA "Party Line". Maybe because since the first edition there are now several studies clearly showing the benefits of a low carbohydrate diet for everybody, especially diabetics. The good doctor names names, always telling why he is doing so.

    In this edition he doesn't praise the "glycemic index" anymore, the only not so good recommendation in his first book.

    My father was diagnosed diabetic six years ago. I gave him a copy of the previous edition of this book and a glucose meter. His life changed. He not only has excellent health with little medication, he also learned to so some "controlled extravagancies" and can eat and drink at parties and events. The he loaned the book to a friend of my brother that reversed his diabetes, sex life included. He even founded a self-help group in his hometown.

    If you are diabetic, has a loved one who is or if you have "metabolic syndrome", that is, is a diabetic in the making, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, GET AND READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW....more info


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