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Foreword by Frank Vinicor, M.D., M.P.H.

Preface to the Revised and Updated Edition

My Life with Diabetes: 64 Years and Counting
In this chapter, Dr. Bernstein tells the remarkable story of his life, including his self-discovered technique for controlling his blood sugars, recovery from over a half-dozen common diabetes-related conditions, and the conflict he encountered with the medical community which still doesn't believe it's possible. 
Before & After: 14 Patients Share Their Experiences
Much of it in their own words, 14 of Dr. Bernstein's patients tell the stories of their lives before trying his solution and the life-changing results they experienced as a result.
P A R T  O N E
Before You Start
Chap. 1: Diabetes: The Basics
Diabetes 101, including the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes. As a Type I diabetic himself, Dr. Bernstein offers personal insight.

Chap. 2: Tests: A Baseline Measure of Your Disease and Risk Profile
Chap. 3: Your Diabetic Tool Kit: Supplies You Will Need and Where to Get Them
Chap. 4: How and When to Measure Blood Sugar
Chap. 5: Recording Blood Sugar Data: Using the GLUCOGRAF II Data Sheet
Chap. 6: Strange Biology: Phenomena Peculiar to Diabetes That Can Affect Blood Sugar

Chap. 7: The Laws of Small Numbers
Important physiologic and practical reasons why conventional attempts at blood sugar control just don't work.

Chap. 8: Establishing a Treatement Plan: The Basic Treatment Plans and How We Structure Them  

P A R T  T W O
Chap. 9: The Basic Food Groups, or Much of What You've Been Taught About Diet is Probably Wrong
Dr. Bernstein's reduces the complex "food pyramid" to three food groups, and warns how damaging the typical American diet can be to diabetics and nondiabetics alike.
Chap. 10: Diet Guidelines: Basic Treatment for All Diabetics
Prepare for some big surprises about the foods we've come to believe were really "sugar-free" and learn which types of foods Dr. Bernstein advocates in his diet plan for diabetics.

Chap. 11: Creating a Customized Meal Plan  

Chap. 12: Weight Loss--If You're Overweight
Scientific insight about why people become overweight, plus methods for you to lose weight the right way.

Chap. 13: Using Self-Hypnosis to Curb Carbohydrate Craving or Overeating, and Introducing a Relatively Benign “Miracle”Medication That Does the Same Thing

Chap. 14: Using Exercise to Enhance Insulin Sensitivity
Chap. 15: Oral Insulin-Sensitizing Agents, Insulin-Mimetic Agents, and Amylin Analog
If diet and exercise are not adequate to bring your blood sugars under control, the next level of treatment to consider is oral blood sugar–lowering medication, commonly known as oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs).
Chap. 16. Insulin: The Basics of Self-Injection

Chap. 17. Important Information About Various Insulins

Chap. 18. Simple Insulin Regimens

Chap. 19. Intensive Insulin Regimens

Chap. 20. How to Prevent and Correct Low Blood Sugars

Chap. 21. How to Cope with Dehydration, Dehydrating Illness, and Infection

Chap. 22. Delayed Stomach-Emptying: Gastroparesis

Chap. 23. Routine Follow-up Visits to Your Physician

Chap 24. What You Can Expect from Virtually Normal Blood Sugars  

P A R T  T H R E E
Your Diabetic Cookbook

Chap. 25. Recipes for Low-Carbohydrate Meals

A p p e n d i c e s

Appendix A: What About the Widely Advocated Dietary Restrictions on Fat, Protein, and Salt, and the Current High-Fiber Fad?
Dr. Bernstein answers with real-world, common-sense scientific analysis of why certain foods have been stressed as "good" and others as "bad" by the medical establishment.
Appendix B: Don’t Permit Hospitalization or Lengthy Outpatient Procedures to Impair Your Blood Sugar Control
Appendix C: Drugs That May Affect Blood Glucose Levels
Appendix D: Foot Care for Diabetics
Foot-saving advice for diabetics, including a list of do's and don'ts to help keep you on your feet for years to come.
Appendix E: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome


Recipe Index

General Index

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