When I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in April 1997, my bg reading was over 400, my first Halc reading was nearly 11, and I was about 15 pounds overweight. The diet my doctor wanted me to follow included about 300 carbs a day, and he put me on two oral medications.

I wasn’t willing to accept everything my doctor told me, so I did some of my own research. Among the first books I purchased was Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution.

Dr. Bernstein helped me realize that I had control over my diabetes, not it over me. I was so relieved to hear I could avoid all the complications associated with diabetes. Now, my bg is seldom over 120, my Halc is always around 5, and I am taking only one oral medication (metformin), and I lost those 15 pounds. I even convinced my non-diabetic husband to try a low carbohydrate diet, and he’s lost over 50 pounds!

N. Gaudette, Dallas, TX

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