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.

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Dr. Bernstein Treatment

Started by carlyo7. Last reply by type1VT 12 hours ago. 27 Replies

Hey everyone! I was so shocked and excited to find this group involving Dr. Bernstein! I was a former patient of his and went into his treatment plan 2 months after my diagnosis. I was treated very…Continue

Staying on track/motivation

Started by Havarti. Last reply by BadMoonT2 yesterday. 4 Replies

For those of you who've managed to stick with this diet long term...how do you do it? What is some tangible advice/tips to stay on track? What do you eat in a day (sample breakfast, lunch and…Continue

Testing timing with low carb diet?

Started by Karen. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jul 22. 8 Replies

I have been following a very low carb diet since diagnosis and reading Dr Bernstein's book and it has helped me maintain fantastic control despite moving to full insulin. I am currently using rapid…Continue

Tips for a Dr. Bernstein diet newbie?

Started by KW. Last reply by roguediabetic Jul 21. 11 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

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Comment by Judith in Portland on June 4, 2014 at 4:47pm

I'll try, Laura. In case I flub it, as I often do, it's called Type 2 Sugar Attack, but we admit T1s everyday.

I understand all too well your reasoning. We have several folks here that are very proprietary and territorial about their T1 and bite my head off if I dare to post a comment in a T1 discussion.

I believe otherwise, after years here on TuD learning oodles from my T1 friends, as well as T2s, LADAs, etc. We overlap in everything from complications (our common scourge cares not about these boundaries)to insulin dependence. For 7 years, I have tightly controlled my T2 with diet and exercise only, but guess what?: I have now landed the diabetic trifecta of health problems.

More and more T2s are insulin dependent. And those on oral meds also experience lows. One of my oldest T2 friends has horribly painful neuropathy in his feet.

I, myself, since dx with fibromyalgia in 1996, found nothing that described my fibrofogs and "the shakeys" until I read here accounts of lows. We also ALL suffer diabetes burnout, periods of depression, etc.

Sorry to get so long-winded. I feel strongly about breaking down barriers in our beloved here and all over the DOC...Let's see if I can get that link to work---fingers crossed:

Comment by Laura Pasek on June 4, 2014 at 2:17pm

Judith can you share the link? I can't find one! I don't mean to be non-inclusive, it's just that type 1s and type 2s often face different sets of problems.

Comment by Judith in Portland on June 4, 2014 at 1:54pm

Thanks, Laura. I already belong to a FB Dr B group that is much more inclusive and was started by TuD's own Dr Michael Hutch.

Comment by Laura Pasek on June 4, 2014 at 12:25pm

You all need to join the facebook group I created. Let's keep Dr. Bernstein's truly amazing solution alive and well!

Comment by Gerri on June 3, 2014 at 10:57pm

Hope you like it. Tahini is delicious. I love sesame seeds.

Comment by Judith in Portland on June 3, 2014 at 9:33pm

Gerri---the hummus sounds great. I had to look up Tahini, but I love foods from that part of the world, including "non-avocado hummus." I'm always happy to find new things to do with avocados...

Natalie--it's okay to unload. My D sucks at the moment, too--do everything right and still land the diabetes trifecta of crap is where I am at....Have you tried those little Belgian carrots---lightly steamed. They are slightly sweet and may help overcome your distaste. Or My hubby makes a really rich pea soup (with crème fraiche!) that is great hot or cold and with the natural sweetness that peas have....

Comment by longsands on June 3, 2014 at 1:08pm

Put avocado in a smoothie, it makes it rich and creamy!

Comment by Gerri on June 3, 2014 at 1:05pm

No surprise since beans are high carb. Need recipes for you that disguise veggies. Here's one:

Avocado Hummus 1/4 cup 2.4 carbs

1 large zucchini, peeled & cubed
1 avocado, cubed
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup toasted tahini
3 large garlic, minced
1 TBS olive oil
1 tsp. cumin (I use more)
1 tsp. salt

In a food processor, combine zucchini, avocado, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin & salt. Refrigerate at least one hour prior to serving.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on June 3, 2014 at 12:48pm

No, unlike most of the world, I don't like avocados. They taste slimy and mushy without much flavor to me, although I'm positive other people are getting something that they find delightful! I CAN eat beans, although even beans seem to have a high carb load for me, don't know why. I can do raw tomatoes, carrots, celery, and romaine or other kinds of lettuce; just don't usually want them. When I eat that stuff I feel like I'm having to force myself to eat, and it's not a pleasant feeling. I need to find a way to where it doesn't seem like such a burden. And I'm sorry to unload on you folks, but I'm in a place where diabetes sucks.

Comment by BadMoonT2 on June 3, 2014 at 3:21am

I use regular unsweetened almond milk for cooking and baking. I don't much care for it straight but it makes good tasting chocolate milk using cocoa powder and truvia.

I'm lucky I like veggies and salads, it would be hard for me to stick with the Dr. B program if I didn't. How they're cooked does make a huge difference. Brocolli cooked to mush isn't quite as appealing as broccoli in a stir fry or raw in a salad.

Wish I could wave a magic wand and make you like veggies Natalie!

True we can eat anything Hana, it's just that sometimes the quantities are vanishingly small:(


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