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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. 
Acknowledgments
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
Treatment
 
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

Glossary

Recipe Index

General Index

Quick Reference
This quick index helps you zoom in on chapter/article references dealing with a symptom or complication of diabetes. There may be other references throughout the site; always read the paragraphs or pages surrounding the reference in order to obtain proper context. A key to abbreviations is featured at the bottom of the chart.
 
amputation Ch.1
anemia B&A
arm pain B&A
arthritis B&A
cardiomyopathy /
cardiovascular disease
50yrs Ch.1 AppA 
cardiac neuropathy B&A B&A
cataracts / blindness 50yrs Ch.1 Ch.1 Ch.1 B&A App.A Articles
convulsions B&A
diarrhea, chronic Articles Articles
digestive problems B&A
erectile dysfunction (impotence) Ch.1 B&A B&A
fatigue / fainting B&A B&A
feet, general App.E Articles Articles
feet, altered gait B&A Articles
feet, deformity 50yrs
feet, neuropathy B&A B&A B&A Ch.23 Articles Articles
feet, numbness B&A B&A
feet, pain Ch.1 B&A B&A
feet, scaly B&A
feet, ulcers B&A Articles
flatulence B&A
frozen shoulder 50yrs Ch.1
glaucoma B&A Articles
gluconeogenesis Ch.1
hand numbness B&A 
heart attack / blood clots Ch.1 App.A
headaches B&A
heart / arterial disease B&A B&A App.A
heartburn / belching / gastroparesis B&A Articles Articles
high cholesterol 50yrs B&A
hypertension / high blood pressure Ch.1 App.A App.A Ch.23 Articles Articles
hyperglycemia Ch.9
hyperinsulinemia Ch.1
hypoglycemia 50yrs 50yrs B&A B&A B&A Ch.1 Ch.9 Articles Articles Articles
ilio-tibial band/tensor fascia lata syndrome 50yrs
impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) Ch.1
joint inflammation / tightness Ch.1
ketoacidosis 50yrs B&A Articles Articles
kidney stones / kidney disease / nephropathy / infections 50yrs Ch.1 B&A B&A B&A B&A App.A App.A App.A Ch.9 Articles
leg pain B&A
macular edema 50yrs
microaneurysms 50yrs 50yrs
mood changes B&A
night blindness 50yrs
nerve damage Ch.1 Ch.1
obesity / weight gain B&A B&A B&A B&A  Ch.1 Ch.1 Ch.12 Articles
osteoporosis Ch.1
periodontal disease  Articles
peripheral vascular disease 50yrs
proteinuria 50yrs 50yrs
retinopathy Ch.1 B&A
salivary duct stones 50yrs
short-term memory loss / loss of mental activity  B&A Articles
skin tightness / skin conditions Ch.1 B&A
sleepiness B&A
sweating B&A B&A
thirst B&A
twitching limbs B&A
ulcers B&A
vision changes / diseases B&A B&A B&A B&A Ch.23 Articles Articles Articles

50yrs: "My First 50 Years as a Diabetic"
B&A: "Before & After: 14 Patients Share Their Experiences"
Ch.1: "Chapter 1", etc.
App.A: "Appendix A", etc.
Articles: References an item in the "Articles" section of the site.