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: 447
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Diabetes Forum

Cheaper glucose strips?

Started by type1VT. Last reply by Ronda 12 hours ago. 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 Jenny on March 17, 2011 at 10:48am
Can Type I diabetics use this diet? I need to lose 20-30 lbs. but I am SO scared of getting low blood sugar reactions while eating such few carbs. Does anyone have advice/experiences to share? Thank you so much!
Comment by JaninaWalker on March 4, 2011 at 12:30pm
Bsc, I agree, and I've read all three of his books. For anyone with serious issues, all the detail in his latest book is essential. The diet book is so brief in comparison, but I bought it so I could compare it and have it on hand as a reference if someone asks as at the time I was helping a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic stay off medications by using supplements and a 22 lb weight loss. So value for money, go for the latest, as people may give you page references to look at.
Comment by Gail on March 4, 2011 at 7:39am
Thank you. That is what I will buy this weekend.
Comment by Brian (bsc) on March 4, 2011 at 7:29am
The best book to get is the current version of "Diabetes Solution."
Comment by Gail on March 4, 2011 at 6:23am
BSC, Thank you for this link. It is good to know this is also not a high protein diet. Which book of Dr. B's should I read 1st?
Comment by Brian (bsc) on March 3, 2011 at 3:36pm
I've submitted questions to Dr. B, a direct link is http://www.diabetes911.net/askdrb/thanks.php. It is good to listen to the podcast. The podcast is usually available for a month or so. Strict Dr. B is generally protein restricted, which is usually the issue with renal failure. I am not aware of high fat being an issue.
Comment by Gail on March 3, 2011 at 1:28pm

Thank you for this link. I think I have to buy the book 1st and understand the concept of how this affects the kidneys then go from there. Still curious if there is anyone else out there on this diet that IS in 3rd stage Renal Failure ( It is under control at the moment)
Comment by Gerri on March 3, 2011 at 1:17pm

If you can't afford a phone consult, Dr. B does monthly web casts. Questions are submitted for Dr B. You can sign up at www.diabetesincontrol.com
Comment by Gail on March 3, 2011 at 12:40pm
Thanks Natalie. I have not read his book yet, This is just the beginning for me. I want better control & to lose some weight! Is his tel # in his book? I have had T1 for 48 years so I am use to low carb. my intak is aprox 150-190 grams daily and I am on the Omnipod pump :-)
Comment by Natalie ._c- on March 3, 2011 at 12:26pm
Gail, that might be worth a call to Dr. Bernstein himself. In a conference call, a long time ago, he said that he has his patients using a lot of oil, and cutting down or out on the protein. But I may not be remembering correctly, so don't take my word for it. I do know that he does telephone consultations; I don't know what he charges for them, but it might be worth it.

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Manny Hernandez
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Emily Coles
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Mila Ferrer
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