Dr Bernstine

By mommafish Latest Reply 2011-08-03 21:50:05 -0500
Started 2011-08-01 14:20:21 -0500

I just ordered Dr Bernstines book today do any of u follow his teachings? If so could u tell me a little of what u do? I cant seem to keep my sugar under 130ish and still have spikes of 170 every now and then. I have had two lower readings but they never stay that low (75-95) for more then the one reading. I know the ADA says u can have a after meal reading of 180 but im not comfy with that. Ive heard damage happens at 140 and above. Right now im eating just under/over 100 carbs a day but i guess i could do better with that im also on 500mg of metformen twice a day.
thanks for the help

12 replies

Type1Lou 2011-08-03 08:17:30 -0500 Report

Dr Bernstein's book, "Diabetes Solution" was a turning point for me. He really opened my eyes on the role carbs play in blood sugar control. While not eliminating all the carbs in my diet, I severely reduced them, with positive results. His approach is considered extreme but it works! The hard part is adhering to a very low-carb diet…not easy. I eat a 30 g carb breakfast (2 pieces light rye Wasa Crisp bread with 2 tbsp sugar-free jam or some fresh berries and 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, coffee with milk and no sugar), and try to keep lunch and dinner at no more than 45 carbs each…that's about 120 grams carb/day. I eat lots of salads. If I fix pasta for my husband, he gets the real pasta and I try to substitute the pasta on my plate with a low carb alternative (french-style green beans for spaghetti; cooked cabbage leaves for lasagna noodles). You can get pretty innovative. There is a DC recipe for zucchini pizza crust which I like but it's a bit labor-intensive. Let us know of any low-carb tricks that you discover.

mommafish 2011-08-03 21:40:35 -0500 Report

Im glad u have great control I eat from 90-100gr of carbs and im still a little higher then i would like to be. I hope i have luck with his eating plan, I will atlest give it a try what can it hurt.lol

jayabee52 2011-08-01 23:33:20 -0500 Report

I follow a low carb meal plan to control my diabetes without diabetes meds, and so far have had success with it. I have not read Bernstein's book. If I remember correctly Skip T who is/was a member on DC follows his plan. You might want to friend him and get his ideas on the plan.

edvel54 2011-08-01 22:49:00 -0500 Report

The book I read of his was pushing a vegan type of life.

Type1Lou 2011-08-03 08:21:17 -0500 Report

I don't recall that about his book…in fact, I remember one of his patients cited as an example ate plain hot dogs for breakfast…but I read the book more than 5 years ago so it could have been revised or my memory might be faulty…in any event, after reading it, I seriously reduced my carb intake and saw very positive BG results ensue. I'm a Bernstein believer!

mommafish 2011-08-03 21:36:17 -0500 Report

WOW hot dogs for breakfast ewwww I wouldnt do hot dogs for any meal think of all the additives u would be taking in…

alanbossman 2011-08-01 21:17:35 -0500 Report

I have read Dr.Bernstines book and his teachings are very had to follow. But you can try. Also you may want to lower your carbs just a little more and see your doctor he may need to adjust your meds.

mommafish 2011-08-01 22:23:22 -0500 Report

thanks I will do that

cottoncandybaby 2011-08-02 23:21:33 -0500 Report

Your b/s numbers sound good, I would be happy to have 130ish in the mornings. My morning readings are usually around 150-165 or so, and I take Metformin 500 twice daily, too. I find the days that I go to the gym and get on the treadmill for at least 30 min, my numbers are better the next morning, so I have to be more consistent about the exercise, but it seems you are doing well. I don't know anything about Bernstein's book, but will look for it next time I am in Barnes & Noble, there are so many diabetic books out now, it is overwhelming.

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