After a long time I finally met with a diabetic educator. The delay was because of insurance details. By that time I had researched and educated myself as musch as possible, thanks to all the really wonderful people on this site. By the time I met him most of the things he talked about was already old news and I was already doing most of the stuff. And also had a good feedback after my first follow up (A1C went down from 6.4 to 5.4). But one thing he gave me was a hand out for "Dr. Neal Barnard's program for reversing diabetes : the scientifically proven system for reversing diabetes without drugs" caught my attention. I had already started to read Dr. Bernstien's book so I promptly went to the library and and got this one too and started reading. What are your opinions on his theory?
I know the title is more sensationalism to sell the book. But what are your opinions on his lipids theory ? If you are really in the beginning can we really reduce the insulin resistance to a bare minimum if not completely make it go away? Has any one tried it and has it worked? The more I research diabetes the less confidence I have on the entire medical profession. They should stop calling it "medical sciences" and start calling it "medical arts". There is nothing scientific about medicine. Everything seems to be an opinion based on conjecture. I have never come across this situation in all the "scientific" education I have received, where 2 + 2 might be something other than 4 depending on which expert comes up with an answer. This brings up the question what is the unequivocal truth when it comes to treatment ? The only thing certain is that I have diabetes and when I eat carbs and sugar blood sugar levels goes up and when I don't they don't. When it comes to treatment I do not get the same level of clarity I want i.e that 2 + 2 is always 4 no matter what. How do you all come to terms with this vague uncertainity when it comes to treament/"reversal"/control?
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