Dear Dr Bernstein,
I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes 20 years ago, at the age of 9. After struggling for years to maintain good blood sugars despite religiously exercising for an hour a day, taking up to 8 shots a day, checking my blood sugar constantly, and eating all of the “right” foods, my blood sugar control was still very poor, with wildly fluctuating blood sugars. Just as I was at the “end of my rope” and ready to resign myself to a life of crazily inconstant energy levels and diabetic complications, I read your book at the recommendation of a friend. After following your diet and insulin regimen, my blood sugar control went from the “poor” range to the “good/excellent” range within days. In addition to my haemoglobin being virtually cut in half by my next doctor’s appointment, my cholesterol dropped as well. Unfortunately, even which such dramatic results, my doctors still seemed relatively disinterested in looking into your methods further. It seems as if the narrow-minded & ridiculous high carbohydrate diabetic regimen is still being subscribed to by many in the medical establishment. Fortunately though, after a year and a half of dropping haemoglobin A1C tests, my diabetic nurse has finally admitted that at my diabetic clinic, many patients following the diet which you prescribe (or similar) are experiencing spectacular results, but the medical community at large is still putting up stubborn resistance to the low-carbohydrate diet. I want to personally thank you for your tenacity and courage in moving forward with prescribing this method of diabetic treatment. Your methods have finally helped me achieve excellent blood sugars and have helped me remember, after 20 years, of what life was like before diabetes.
Robyn GreenBrighton, England