Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group


Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.

Members: 475
Latest Activity: on Friday

Diabetes Forum

Tips for a Dr. Bernstein diet newbie?

Started by KW. Last reply by BadMoonT2 on Friday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone!I was super excited to find this group! I'm a Type 1, diagnosed just a couple years ago at age 22. I have been trying to eat low-carb for about a year, on and off, both to keep my…Continue

what is your reaction this respected professor's take on the bernstein method?

Started by v/prediabetic. Last reply by v/prediabetic Dec 24, 2014. 8 Replies

Dr. De Vany said: "...no one can hit those numbers (ie the optimal numbers Dr. Bernstein recommends in his book) and you should not run your life by them. People who live by the numbers are miserable…Continue

BG readings a bit high

Started by David Spector. Last reply by David Spector Oct 22, 2014. 13 Replies

I'm new here, recommended to this group specifically. My original doctor was Lowell Gerber, a Maine cardiologist who recommended ketosis to me.I'm following a modified Atkins diet, about 20 mg net…Continue

Cheaper glucose strips?

Started by type1VT. Last reply by David Spector Oct 22, 2014. 32 Replies

I went to the pharmacy today to pick up a new prescription of glucose strips to last me through the next few months, and I kid you not, based on my 7-10 times of taking blood sugars per day, the bill…Continue

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Comment by Sheila Fitz on December 16, 2010 at 6:35am

When I was first confirmed LADA, I told my Endo that I wanted to manage the diabetes following Dr. B.  He said that he heard of him...I asked if he understood my position. He said that I wanted to rest my pancreas.  When I asked him how long I might lpreserve my pancreatic function this way, he said for years....

Comment by Lex on December 16, 2010 at 6:12am

Onesaint, I hope that it's helpful. I'm going to my endo on that Thurs. And i've made some big changes.......SOooo, I'm very curious to see if for one it will show up in my blood work and two what will she say.....

Comment by Kim S. (onesaint) on December 15, 2010 at 11:11pm

I have an Endo appt come monday the 21st. I ordered her a copy of Diabetic Solution (in hardback no less) and it will arive on Friday. Shes a fellow still I think. One can only hope she reads it and lays off the "your brain will starve" jazz.

Comment by Brian (bsc) on December 15, 2010 at 8:58pm

I actually like the Atkins Diet.  Today, control of his name has been lost to corporations, but the diet is sound.  A new book called the New Atkins for Youhas come out with good advice, it offers few "frankenfoods" and has a lot more science.

Comment by Gerri on December 15, 2010 at 12:47pm

Impossible not to lose weight eating 30 carbs. I eat around 35 carbs daily, with the fewest at breakfast. I can't handle many at breakfast at all. One of the most important factors in Dr.B's approach is keeping protein, carbs, fats consistent from day to day.

Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on December 15, 2010 at 11:57am

One can lose weight on Dr. B's, too, just by virtue of having better numbers, and the ketogenic effects.  Higher numbers equal weight gain, cus they require more insulin from us.  I don't do 36 carbs a day, but I follow the principle of the law of small numbers... and eat about 60-85 grams of carb a day, depending on what I'm eating... Hardly eat any at all in the morning, because I am soooo sensitive in the morning... I just can't handle much of anything there...  Unless it's 100% fiber, like those muffins I've been eating... 

Comment by Gerri on December 15, 2010 at 11:51am

Much valuable info in Dr. B's book. It's not a diet book. Don't bother buying his recipe book. Not many recipes & they're boring. Dozens & dozens of low carb recipe sites with far better options.

Comment by Gerri on December 15, 2010 at 8:10am

Atkins is different because it's about weight loss & has a stringent induction phase with carbs added in once the induction phase is over. They're certainly similar in that they're low carb. Dr. Bernstein's approach is solely based on controlling BG. Atkins isn't. Best to read his book Diabetes Solution. Dr. Atkins really did sell out with his "diet" foods that aren't diabetic friendly.

Comment by Jeff on November 29, 2010 at 11:23am
I was slurping down my coconut milk/hemp protein shake the other day and realized that this year I am thankful for all of you! Hope you all had a good holiday.
Comment by crusso on November 29, 2010 at 6:19am
Thanks. I look into those books. I am dosing him now according to the carbs he eats and correcting before meals with that reading. Seems to work sometimes and other times, not so much.

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