I was diagnosed 7-20-00 w/diabetes. My fasting sugar was 300. I followed the Atkin’s diet for awhile but my fasting sugar was still too high – 145 . I then searched on the web for help – and found the book from Richard Bernstein – I purchased the book and have followed his diet now for 1 year and have lost 53 lbs. I also have a normal liver (it was high before) and my A1c is ranges 95-100. I’m 33 years old and finally feel young.