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

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

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Mary-the-diabetes-lady More than 1 year ago
Reading this bok literally saved my husband's life. He has type 2 diabetes. I read this book about 8 years ago. At that time my hsband had been suffering from the diabetes for over 20 years. He was 80 pounds over weight, had severe nueropathy in both his feet - he could not walk over 75 ft he was on heavy pain medication for the neuropathy, he was on 43 units of insulin a day. After reading Dr. Berstein's book, we both went ont a low carb diet. Within 3 months my husband came off of insulin and has never gone back, he lost 80 pounds within 9 months and has never put it back. The nueropathy is gone. He walked in 2 5K races and off pain medication for the nueropathy for 6.5 years. He is back to being the wonderful man I married. I have my husband back!! My children say that of our 13 grandchildren the second set know a different grandfather than the first set. After reading Dr. Bernsteins
Mad_Lava More than 1 year ago
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.
risapup More than 1 year ago
I used to be a patient of Dr. Bernstein, until it became grievous for me to travel from NJ to his office in Mamaroneck, NY on a regular basis. He is wonderful and has the ability to take complex things and render them simple enough for the layperson to understand. I own this book in hardcover and I was thrilled to be able to obtain this as a nook book that is more portable. As I almost always have my Nook with me, this wonderful reference book is more available.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To all : After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes roughly 15 months ago , I have got my blood sugar totally under control. After reading Dr. Bernstein's book (Diabetes Solution), I am still in disbelief. I was a victim of several Doctor's and Endocrinologists who were too busy to outline a treament and diet for me as did Dr. Bernstein . If you or anyone you know are living with this unforgiving disease , you owe it to yourself to read a book that was written by someone who has been suffering from it for 50+ years. P.S. Any M.D.'s reading ? My Hemoglobin A1C went from 11.0 to 4.5 in just 6 months.How is that for results ??? I feel great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a type two diabetec for 8 years who has recently become insulin dependent, I've never been more frustrated in my life. The regimes and diet recommended by my doctors, diabeticians and dieticians - have failed me miserably. I've been so bewildered and dispondent, unable to understand what was happening to me or why I had such horrible high blood sugar levels - in spite of following the diet, in spite of working out in the gym with aerobics for 45 minutes a day. In less than two months of going on insulin, the doctors had to increase my insulin from the original 20 units a day to 52 units a day. My weight ballooned - I gained 45 pounds within 6 weeks of insulin therapy. No I did not overeat. I followed the doctor's and dieticians recommendations to a T. But still I gained. I became depressed, disgusted and unable to stop the numbers (both weight and blood sugar) from climging. I searched the internet in sheer frustration, for information, to try and understand what was happening and why, to find the help my doctors were unable to give me. In that effort, I found Dr. Bernstein's book and within less than a week of following his recommendations, my average BG levels have fallen from 240 to 140. I have reduced my own insulin intake by 12 units a day, more to follow! I truly find this book to be a life saver. I wish I'd have found it a few years ago - I'm sure it would have prevented me from having to go on insulin. So far, Dr. Bernsteins theories have worked for me. I'd certainly recommend this book for anyone in similar circumstances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 5 years ago. This book has provided us with information he NEVER got from his doctors or dietitians. In one month, his glucose numbers have dropped by 100 points by following this diet. It's very restrictive, but well worth the effort it takes. In addition to the dietary advice, there is a lot of good information on how your blood sugar responds to various environmental and other conditions. I love that Dr. Bernstein challenges you to TEST his statements, but monitoring your own blood sugar when you modify anything in your diet. The feedback from the self-monitoring has provided incentive for my husband to stick with what works. We are planning to find a copy of the book to bring to his doctor, so maybe the doctor will help us and other patients use this method.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book for all diabetics, either Type 1 or Type 2, or for people who buy groceries and cook for a diabetic. Dr. Bernstein tells you exactly what you need to know to control blood glucose. I order this book as gifts for all my freinds when they discover that they or a family member is diabetic. Believe what you read in this book! The man knows what he is talking about, because he himself is a Type 1 diabetic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST book I've ever read. It has undoubtedly saved my life. When I started reading this book on June 27, 2000 my blood sugar was at 550 mg/dl. You KNOW what THAT means?? It's WAYYYY too high! Now, it is mid-November 2000, I have lost weight, and most importantly, my blood sugars are registering in the 120-160 range! I feel SO much better. The thing I don't understand is WHY more diabetics aren't told about the fact that complex carbohydrates turn into sugar instantly once they hit your saliva! Amazing. Anyway - this book is EXTREMELY well written, and the assertions Mr. Bernstein makes are backed up with evidence and facts, not just hype. It is written from the point of view of an engineer- - dealing in numbers and logic, not in anything weird or fuzzy. What I really love is that he tells it straight, and offers for each thing that you read that sounds really weird - that you try it yourself and test your OWN blood sugar and track the results.... I like that. He basically says, 'don't believe me - try it yourself and see for yourself'! Anyway! This is an excellent book, and an excellent method for blood-sugar control! PLEASE READ IT! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an MD of 47 yrs experience; a retired Surgeon, and now practicing Internal Medicine for the past 11 years in a University System. This is the first and only book that makes sense of the myriad problems related to T1DM and T2DM. It concisely explains the problems and gives the solutions. This should be required reading for Medical Students and Residents in Internal Medicine. Dietitians don't have a clue when it comes to Diabetes. The so called Food Pyramid and system of food exchanges is a disaster and defies reason for anyone to follow. Many of my Type II patients have not only controlled sugars, but have gotten off all medications and maintained excellent control when coupled with significant weight loss. I've had the same experience with Type II Diabetic Patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Not only do these patients control their sugar but regain complete control with a normal response to a glucose challenge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since developing diabetes type II in the early 1990s, my blood sugar level raged out of control from the 200's to the high 300's. At first I failed to take my disease seriously. Later, when I recognized that this was, indeed, happening to me (I'd lived in denial for quite a while), the traditional treatments and diets produced few results other than frustration. Then I found Dr. Bernstein's book. It scared me. It awakened me. And it saved me. Yep. I figure that Dr. Bernstein's book probably saved my life. Since adopting his diet program my blood sugars range from the 90's to low 100's. Whenever I overhead people discussing diabetes, I boldly interrupt and urge them to save their loved ones by purchasing Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. John Ben Sutter, Sugar Land, Texas (ironic that I'd live in 'Sugar Land,' don't you think?)
20-20 More than 1 year ago
After you read this book, you will understand diabetes and how to live with it. No other source I have come across is as good and as non biased.
SatisfiedinPeoria More than 1 year ago
My husband has diabetes and this book has given us some tips on what to look for in processed foods and what to stay away from. I recommend this book as a guide for living with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my father-in-law after reading 'Beyond the Zone' and seeing references to it. Finally, after years of glucose levels fluctuating between 200 & 350, he has his glucose levels down to a fairly steady 110, in less than 2 weeks... We are expecting this to become even better as he 'fine tunes' his insulin & diet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great information for both a diabetic 1 and those with diabetes 2. Recommended
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author is both a medical doctor and a diabetic. The advice that he gives works very well. He knows, he has lived his advice. The doctor is living proof of a diabetic, that has had diabetes for over 50 years.
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curnet More than 1 year ago
As a 7+ year type II Diabetic, I have found this to be one of the very best books I've read on the subject. Real world stuff, helped by the fact that Dr. Bernsein has been a Type I diabetic since childhood. He is uncompromising and honest in his approach, no sugar-coating (pun half-intended) of the hard facts--but the real way to make this work. I've really enjoyed the electronic Nook version on my ipad; great to highlight sections and look up info, jump from section to section. This guy went to medical school at age 48, and his passion and personal story shine through on every page. Yeah, I liked it.
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Great medical information.
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