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: 448
Latest Activity: Apr 16

Diabetes Forum

Cheaper glucose strips?

Started by type1VT. Last reply by Ronda Apr 15. 27 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

Exercise and Hypos?

Started by M裏Çhïêvðµ§. Last reply by BadMoonT2 Apr 3. 6 Replies

I’m just beginning to try out the whole low carb thing and am starting with basically no knowledge (just been reading Dr. B’s book and the posts on here and googling). I’m curious how exercise might…Continue

Finding a doctor who supports my low carb eating!

Started by Hannah Hamlin. Last reply by Ronda Mar 19. 16 Replies

Hello,I'm looking for a new endocrinologist in Houston, TX that will support my Dr. Bernstein, low carb diet. Do you know of any? How did you find out if your endocrinologist would support it?Thanks,…Continue

Diluted Insulin

Started by Steffi. Last reply by RonTexas Mar 11. 4 Replies

Hey everybody,since I've been doing the program of Bernstein I only need very small amounts of Insulin. Sometimes I just need about 0.3 units of Insulin for a meal. But it's really difficult to get…Continue

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Comment by 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.
Comment by Brian (bsc) on November 29, 2010 at 5:23am
Usually, total daily dose and I:C and carb sensistivity ratio will be proportional to body weight, insulin sensitivity and activity level. For a children, they will tend to be carb and insulin sensitive. Dr. B notes that a gram of carbs raises him 5-10 mg/dl, but for myself, I rise 2-3 mg/dl/g. You should probably be focusing on your I:C ratio and keeping after meal variations controlled. I learned a lot about insulin dosing and these sorts of relationships from the books "Using Insulin" and "Think Like a Pancreas."
Comment by Gerri on November 28, 2010 at 8:34pm
Afraid I have no idea. You can write in questions to Dr. B's monthly web cast. Sign up at www.diabetesincontrol.com.

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