Has any one read "The 30 Day Diabetes Cure" by Dr Stefan Ripich ND, ANP?

By Sondra1 Latest Reply 2014-07-20 13:10:56 -0500
Started 2010-10-25 11:38:59 -0500

I would like your feedback on this book if you have read it.

54 replies

Sheekat 2013-10-13 20:42:12 -0500 Report

Jaybee52, I agree with much of what you are saying. First the study was done on 11 people I don't find how many stayed or dropped out. And newly dx T2 can often be controlled by diet and exercise. Second I never was into white or refined sugars etc, and an allergy to wheat so never ate breads, so in this I also agree with you. I got diabetes through complications of a disability and becoming bedridden for a few years. As I still can not exercise I am taking metformin to help keep my levels under control. Third to say cured is misleading another point we agree on. Managed. There are so many of these books out there and if these people give up on monitoring their levels it is a danger zone they shouldn't be led into. managing through diet and keeping up with monitoring their glucose levels should be done. My levels or diabetes even before the meds were in what is the 'good' range from what I am told. Readings were under 8.8 (160) and now with meds are in the excellent range of under 6.5 (117). I have done this in 6 months. I had to learn to actually eat breakfast and lunch. That was my biggest learning curve. More studies need to be done, But 600 calories a day is dangerous if this is the diet they followed and should only be done under a doctors close watch. I have to read up more on this but to me as I agree with you this plan is flawed and needs much more research before I implement it.

Exercise Junky
Exercise Junky 2013-02-20 12:12:47 -0600 Report

I recently read "The 30 Day Diabetes Cure" by Dr. Ripich and I think it is excellent. It gave a lot of good tips on just plain healthy living as well as the diabetes cure. It really works!

jayabee52 2013-02-20 12:21:43 -0600 Report

So what is it like being cured and no longer needing to worry ablut Blood Glucose and finger sticks?

Bfill04 2012-08-02 17:05:18 -0500 Report

Hi There! I have been folling the 30 Day Diabetic Cure and I am currently on week 2. I cant believe the results I am seeing! I have brought my glucose down 200 pts. I have been wearing eye glasses for 10 years and I now no longer wear eye glasses!!! My eyes have been getting better progressivly all week until now even my new prescriptions do not work - I see clear down the street and can read street signs a block away!

LOVE DR Ripich!

gayle5 2012-06-10 15:13:07 -0500 Report

I read the book. I followed it day by day and I no longer need to take my diabetes medication. I am sold!

magam129 2012-06-11 18:39:33 -0500 Report

how long have you been following the plan? how long have you been diabetic, and how soon after starting the plan were you able to get off your meds? I am about 6 weeks into the plan, and seeing very good results.

Charliegr 2011-11-21 16:32:59 -0600 Report

Hi, I also read The 30 day diabetes cure and put it into practice inmediately. I wrote a review of the book some months ago: http://www.healing-diabetes.com/the-30-day-di...

Although my case is a bit different because I have type 1 diabetes and, as you know, it is more difficult to control and lower inssulin dosis, I still recommend it, specially for people with type 2 diabetes. I really think that if you apply Dr. Ripich's plan you'll improve your health considerably, and maybe even drop your medications.

For me it wasn't very hart to follow the diet, because I've been on diabetic diets for 13 years and I was use to it. But it's not a very strict diet once you are done with the first 20-30 days. You get use to it, you can eat a lot of things, yammi things, and specially, you start feeling better.

I agree with what Jim says. There's no point in doing this diet/plan if you want to go back to your old habits and start eating badly again. You will not want to go back to that state.


honeydawn 2012-02-21 22:16:25 -0600 Report

I just went to the web site and found the book for $57.00 but was shocked when they added $30.00 for shipping. Has anyone else seen this? Is it worth the $87.00??

Emelle 2013-01-27 18:41:04 -0600 Report

For anyone new considering buying this book, go to Amazon. It is listed for sale as a Kindle edition at $9.99.

dandybercole 2011-09-16 00:57:55 -0500 Report

I just recieved the book today, I am very excited about it..I am looking forward to improving my health, losing lbs. and stop taking pills.

jayabee52 2012-04-21 05:19:39 -0500 Report

howdy dandy, have you read the book yet and tried the "cure"? It has been about 7 months now. How has it been for you?

katewoz 2011-09-02 08:25:50 -0500 Report

Today is my 30th day on "The 30 day Diabetes Cure" and I am off my metformin for the first time in 4 yrs. Wish I would have read this book 4 yrs ago. My blood sugars are normal now. You have to be motivated and dedicated to do this it is a challenge to change your life style. A lot of the things in the book I was already doing to some degree. But there was so much more I did not know. Both my parents died recently from cancer and they both had type 2 diabetes and I truly believe there was a link between the diabetes and cancer, as the book talks about. Anyone weather or not diabetic should read this book it is life changing. I definitely recommended this book if you want to live longer and healthier! Thank you Dr. Stefan Ripich!

anarosh 2014-07-20 13:10:56 -0500 Report

Hi ket!
Hope your diabetes got cure, I just wanna know how you doing
With BG? As you said you have read 30 days diabetes cure book, can you pls give us some tips and information to cure it.

sheriden 2011-09-16 01:17:33 -0500 Report

Thanks I will check this out. I would love to be able to get rid of the meds at the very least. Just before I clicked on your post I clicked on one about actos and it causing bladder cancer. But it is the only one of its type some of us can take to keep BG down so yes you are most likely right about your parents sorry to hear about that. Thanks for the info. about the book. Blessings to you and yours.

DrtyBrwnClown 2011-02-02 03:12:12 -0600 Report

My concerns about medicine today is that doctors are no longer trained to be healers, but pharmaceutical vendors instead. And the FDA cares more about commerce than your health. It is a sad fact that drug companies give doctors incentives (anything from a wine and cheese basket to free round-trip flights) to sell their latest product. Dr. Ripich brings issues like this to the table, so I've been curious about this guy too. I found it odd that he's not in Wikipedia. Did some digging around and found that he's not a medical doctor, but a nurse practitioner. Whether this makes him more of a trusted source or not is difficult to say. From his claims, I would expect him to choose the path in medicine that allowed more freedom with alternative practices. His personal mission statement is here:


His HealthGrade ratings can be found here:


I'm also looking for anyone who's tried this diet, or knows someone who has, and has anything to share either for or against Ripich's claims and methods.

jim healthy
jim healthy 2011-10-21 11:22:02 -0500 Report

Hi, DBC … He is also an ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), which makes him proficient in nutrition, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, preventive medicine, and patient edication. Naturopathy pre-dates allopathic medicine (it was the medicine practiced by Hippocrates, the "father of modern medicine"). Naturopathy is fascinating. I urge you to Google it to learn more. Jim H (P.S. "Freedom of treatments" is exactly why he abandoned his studies as a young MD in favor of more effective alternatives.)

Mike's Pboo
Mike's Pboo 2011-03-31 16:04:56 -0500 Report

My sisters, one brother and a brohe in law have been doing the diet. She's been on it now for three weeks and so far she's really excited about it. Diabetes runs in our family and her blood sugar levls have dropped dramatically. Also her BP, and has lost 17 pounds and several inches. I myself am scheduled for fasting BS, but am starting the diet tomorrow to se if it helps me. I'm 'cautiously optomistic', hoping it relieves some of my own symptoms. Enough of the novel, just wanted to reply and let you know how the diet is working for my family. Feel free to e-mail me, just put 30 day cure in the subject. evasbrat@yahoo.com small

kdroberts 2011-02-02 07:09:20 -0600 Report

I think you need to check what doctors can and can't accept and what they have to report when they do. There has been major federal crackdowns on this sort of thing over the last 5 years or so.

jayabee52 2010-10-25 13:50:46 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, when an article or a book has the words CURE and diabetes together in it, I am very skeptical about it.

I would LOVE to find a cure for DM, and it may someday be a possibility, but not today yet.

I'd like to learn what the Dr Ripich has to say. I hope Ripich isn't a ripoff!

jim healthy
jim healthy 2011-10-21 11:15:31 -0500 Report

Hi, jayabee … You know, its very curious. The medical establishment calls bariatric surgery a "cure" for Type 2. Yet, post-surgery, patients must adhere to a strict diet or else they re-experience T2 symptoms and complications again. (A little-know fact is that more than 50% can't maintain the diet, gain back the weight they lost, and become T2 again.) Then there was the British experiment published earlier this year (and discussed on this website), in which T2 patients were put on an extremely low-calorie (600 calories per day) diet for eight months and all of their T2 symptoms disappeared. Pancreas function returned to normal. The international press reported this under the headline: "British Doctors Cure Type 2 Diabetes" (www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20074135-1039...). That's two official "cures" for Type 2. So why isn't Dr. Ripich's program considered a valid cure, too? He has normalized blood sugar levels in T2 patients … gotten them off ALL their meds … and returned them to a normal life. To say this isn't a valid cure just because their symptoms would return if they went back on a junk food diet is splitting hairs. Thousands of people BECOME T2 every day as a result of this very same poor diet. So if the diet CAUSES T2 in non-diabeteic people, why shouldn't it cause a relapse in ex-T2s? Expecting a "cure" to make people IMMUNE to T2 regardless of their diet and lifestyle is unreasonable. No one can become immune from T2. ANYONE who overconsumes sugar and refined carbs will get it. What you are expecting a "cure" to provide would be a MIRACLE, not a cure. Besides, if a T2 if off meds … displays healthy blood sugar levels, BP, and cardiovascular risk factors … and is leading a normal, healthy life — what difference does it make what you CALL it? Isn't the proof in the pudding? This really is possible. People are succeeding everyday. Jim H

jayabee52 2011-10-30 16:32:02 -0500 Report

A lot of questions. I have had friends who went the bariatric route. I have lost track of one, but one lady with whom I dance, has gone off her meal plan and has gained weight again. She never was a Person with Diabetes (PWD) but had to have both her knees replaced due to her weight aggrevated arthritis. (Bone on Bone) I have "spoken" to several people on DC over the years I've been here and I have recommended that they NOT have the surgery, but to modify their meal plans.

I also was not a candidate for the bari surgery but I was at one point approaching 250 on a 5'6" frame (I was always "stocky" or "husky") I didn't think I could affect my weight that much, but in Feb 2011 I decided to experement (with my Dr's knowledge) trying to manage my BG levels by my meal plan alone, no diabetes meds.

My BG levels were quite consistently in "normal" ranges. My May A1c was 5.5, well within "normal" for a person without diabetes, and I had lost in the neighborhood of 50 lbs. (I wasn't looking for weight loss when I started the experiment, but I believe I was in the neighborhood of 215 lbs when I started)

I have maintained this low carb high protein menu plan for 8 months. So by the criteria of the British study, I should be "cured" I but whenever I deviate from the plan my BG levels become dangerously elevated. So NO I AM NOT CURED. (sorry to say) . And believe me, I am NOT eating junk food.

What people including the press, often call "cure" I would call management scheme. Even people who ought to know better. They use the word "cure" as a carrot on a stick to get people to buy whatever it is they're selling.

And IMO diet is only ONE factor in what causes us to develop T 2. To say that is to oversimplify and blame the sufferer of the condition either overtly or sublty.

And what you said "ANYONE who overconsumes sugar and refined carbs will get it." (emphasis original) is simply not true. I know people who do those things, have all the external "risk factors" to develop T2 and have not developed it.

You wrote: "Besides, if a T2 if off meds … displays healthy blood sugar levels, BP, and cardiovascular risk factors … and is leading a normal, healthy life — what difference does it make what you CALL it?" I call it the life I am living NOW! I am in NO WAY cured! My BG is carefully MANAGED. If I mess up at all either in bad choice of foods, or an over generous serving size my numbers show it the next day.

WORDS DO MATTER, Jim. No Jim the proof of the pudding is in the EATING.

People who have "suceeded" in "cure" of diabetes are in one of two categories:

1: they caught their condition in a pre-diabetes stage, where I understand, on good authority, that a reversal is possible.

2: They are managing their condition well, but if they slip it will not be long before they suffer symptoms again.

I don't want to return to the unhealthy way I ate before my Dx. But I would like not to have to control my menu plan quite so tightly. But the tight control emables me to do without the diabetes meds, so I remain tightened up.

Maybe one day, though it will be different!

jim healthy
jim healthy 2011-11-05 17:08:39 -0500 Report

Hi again, jayabee52 … I've been thinking long and hard about your response. First of all, you obviously didn't read the details of the British study that produced the widely-publicized "cure" for T2. The patients did not follow a low-carb diet, as you suggest. Rather, they were on extreme 600-calorie diet, which, according to the doctor who directed the study, did in fact produce a "cure". The pancreatic function in the majority of these patients return to normal, in his words. So I'm not surprised that you didn't experience the results they did. Second, I find your criticism of Dr. Ripich's protocol unsubstantiated because, by your own admission, you haven't read his book nor spoken to any of his patients who are now free from T2. Third, while I’m happy you're successfully managing your blood sugar with your low-carb diet, there is much more to Dr. Ripich's protocol than this. For instance, you didn't mention anything about your physical activity level. We know from several studies that regular exercise — especially resistance training — promotes insulin sensitivity and reverses the insulin resistance that prevents glucose from entering muscle cells and, instead, shunts it into fat cells for storage. Neither did you mention any of the nutrition supplements you may be taking (if any) that have been shown to be very helpful in reversing insulin resistance and T2. Because you don't seem to be doing these things, I'm not surprised that your blood sugar spikes when you fall off your diet. Today's most successful diabetes-reversing methods go far beyond what you currently are doing. I believe you do yourself (and everyone reading your posts) a great disservice by projecting your personal experience and disappointments (and those of your friends) on to the general population. Great advances are taking place that you don't seem to be aware of. Just two examples I’d like to draw your attention to, both from Dr. Mark Hyman: “Are Diabetes and Insulin Resistance Reversible? The Facts.” and “5 Steps To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance”. Both of these excellent articles can be Googled – and should prove to be eye-opening and helpful. In your first response to my comment, you take issue with my assertion that "ANYONE who over-consumes sugar and refined carbs will get it." You state that this is simply not true — and for proof you cite is: “I know people who do those things, have all the external ‘risk factors’ to develop T2 and have not developed it.” But perhaps they have not developed it YET, Jayabee52 – and since you haven't examined their metabolic profile, how can you be so sure? T2 takes many years (10-20) to develop. So, I am also wondering when state that poor diet and lifestyle represents only ONE factor in the development of T2, do you agree that is by far the most important? If not, please list those risk factors which have a greater causative effect. I look forward to your response. Jim H

jim healthy
jim healthy 2011-11-06 13:24:23 -0600 Report

Here's the study you should read carefully, jayabee52: http://www.diabetologia-journal.org/Lim.pdf. And here is the conclusion that the researchers came to: "Normalization of both beta cell function and hepatic insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes was achieved by dietary energy restriction alone. This was
associated with decreased pancreatic and liver triacylglycerol stores. The abnormalities underlying type 2 diabetes are reversible by reducing dietary energy intake." What the doctors are saying is that insulin production and glucose sensitivity were NORMALIZED — and that T2 was REVERSED as a result of this diet. This ISN'T your low-carb diet, so I'm not surprised you're not getting the same results. You aren't helping anyone (yourself included) by passing on your very limited anecdotal experiences and equally limited attitudes, opinions, and bias as if they were "law". If you want to live as if there's nothing more you can do about your T2 than begrudgingly accept it and manage it with a strict low-carb diet, that's your choice. But others are breaking out of this box and finding real solutions. Thank goodness. Jim H

jayabee52 2011-11-06 18:29:09 -0600 Report

Howdy Jim

I want to answer a question you put to me above, actually not in question form but it is more of a challenge: " . . . please list those risk factors which have a greater causative effect." We only need 1 causative factor and the paper you offered in the link above states that factor:

{quote} "This provides a clear genetic basis for the observed
individual variation in susceptibility to insulin resistance
despite raised liver fat content, and offers a partial
explanation of the overlapping hepatic fat levels in type 2
diabetic and control groups. It is likely that other genetic
factors yet to be defined underlie the differing individual
levels of susceptibility to pancreatic fat accumulation in
terms of inhibition of glucose-dependent insulin secretion." {end quote}

p8 of Diabetologia, DOI 10.1007/s00125-011-2204-7 authors E. L. Lim & K. G. Hollingsworth & B. S. Aribisala & M. J. Chen & J. C. Mathers & R. Taylor

So to boil it down the basis of why some people develop diabetes and others don't is genetics. And you still have yet to prove your dogmatic assertion: "ANYONE who overconsumes sugar and refined carbs will get it." (emphasis original)

You also take issue with me over my lack of mention of exercise: "We know from several studies that regular exercise — especially resistance training — promotes insulin sensitivity and reverses the insulin resistance that prevents glucose from entering muscle cells and, instead, shunts it into fat cells for storage."

Yet the Diabetologia article states the study did not require any exercise, and they were "cured". Likewise the study didn't base the "cure" on any supplimentation. The supposed "cure" was solely on the basis of "dietary energy restriction". So why the other factors? And BTW, I do exercise, but I don't do a lot of it. I also take 600 mg of ALA primarily for my burning diabetic neuropathy (why I don't do more walking than I need to do).

By the way, thank you for the link to the Diabetologia article

I did read the study, just a few minutes before i started this response. I have to think more about it of course, but my initial response is as follows

You seem to make much of the difference between low calorie and low carbohydrates. What the write up said repeatedly throughout the paper is "dietary energy restriction". This could be low calorie OR low carbohydrate.
So how does my low carb menu NOT meet that definition as stated in the article?

The paper said the study selected 11 individuals who had diabetes less than 4 years. I am wondering why that restriction? In their conclusion the authors admit the need for larger studies and on PWDs of longer duration.

They also admit that they did not follow the participants of the study for a long enough time: "further studies are required to determine the long-term outcome in respect of glucose regulation as the observations made after 12 weeks of return to a normal diet were necessarily limited."

So at this point we do not know whether these individuals are 100% "cured" or this experement only put them into temporary remission of their symptoms.

{Quote} You aren't helping anyone (yourself included) by passing on your very limited anecdotal experiences and equally limited attitudes, opinions, and bias as if they were "law". {end quote}

I think I just got told I am some kind of bully.

I don't think so. There are people here on DC who do not like me, but generally speaking I am well thought of, and I find a lot of agreement on my admittedly "limited" anecdotal experiences. That is what we DO here. We share our experiences as to how we manage our diabetes. We also offer support to other people with diabetes.

To use a flawed study to try to sell your boss' book is unconsionable! And the authors themselves stated that the study was flawed in several aspects.

I will reread the study and will Google those articles from Dr. Mark Hyman. I will reserve my judgment on what Hyman writes until I read it and think about those articles.

I am quite sure that this discussion is not yet over.

SweetisSour 2012-04-20 15:35:58 -0500 Report

It is so important for those who can speak up do so, I didn't understand everything that is said here, but helped me understand what is being sold because of your remarks or rebuttal, thank you for speaking up

Caroltoo 2011-11-06 20:35:10 -0600 Report

James: nicely stated. You do a very nice job of supporting people and orienting newcomers. Thanks. Carol

maarrocha 2012-04-25 20:08:47 -0500 Report

Hi Jayabee52,
I am new to this discussion group. Today, I took some time to read all posts. I always have heard that the genes play a big roll in biabetes. Sons of parents with T1 or T2 diabetes have more chance to develop the disease.
But nowdays kids are getting T2 very soon. I suppose that the junk food ilike fast carbs as soda, burger and other industrialized goods are over beating the genes.
I am almost 64 years, I do a 8 km fast walking on the beach every day, I do not take soda and quit drinking beer, wine or any other beverage with alcoohol. Why I did this ? Some time ago I was with 136 fasting blood glucose. As you know, the normal less than 99. Even though my A1C was 4.8, I started prevention measures like to exercice and have a healthy food because I know we only live once. Life is so precious that you can't hesitate to do all sacrifices even for the rest of your llife. I weighted 104 kb. Today I weighted 84 kg. I go out to do my exercice very happy and feeling good because of its benefits.
Cinnamon helped me a lot to lower my glucose.
I saw a Dr. Stefan Ripichi rreview and the copy of important parts of his in a website hosted by Charlie http://www.healing-diabetes.com/the-30-day-di... He is a T1 and is a Dr. RIP enthusiastic. Most of Dr. RIP guidelines "30 day diabetes cure" I did even not knowing the book. I did it by experience. When I was a kid I was obese and on diet all the time. I had to quit soda and fast carbs very early. This was good because I don't miss it.
I believe in Dr. RIP. He is a terrific doctor. I am waiting the portuguese translation to buy one unit.My point is: you have to do all sacrifices to have a good health. Diet and exercices iare THE real deal words.
I don't lose time thinking about that discussion between you and Dr. Jim Healthy. All I need is ACTION. And I have taken that action. Now I am happier, healther and even more libido.

GabbyPA 2010-10-25 19:06:45 -0500 Report

I got that promotion in my email box yesterday as well. I am always curious about them, but have not bought one. Like Jaybee...the word cure is misleading. I wish they would reword it to say control or something. Once you stop doing the program, your issues come back. That is not a cure. Help is welcome though and I will be very curious to see how you like the book

jim healthy
jim healthy 2011-10-21 11:40:56 -0500 Report

Hi, Gabby … You say: "Once you stop doing the program, your issues come back." By "stop doing the program", do you mean returning to a diet of sugar, sodas, refined carbs, and no physical activity? Why wouldn't "it come back"? This is exactly what gives T2 to millions of people every year. No one can be immune from these consequences. If the "program" keeps you off meds, normalizes blood sugar and lipids, protects you from complications, and keeps you healthy — why on earth would anyone want to stop it? Jim H

Duel 2011-06-30 17:54:24 -0500 Report

In theory the only real cure is for something to mutate the cells to be permamently insulin sensitive. I have read somewhere that a scientist in Nigeria actually developed a cure in the form of a capsule and claimed the symptoms diabetes dissappeared permanently in the subjects. The rights to the medication was bought by some pharmaceutical company here and never heard of again.

Pam S
Pam S 2011-08-17 17:59:09 -0500 Report

doesn't anyone else find that disturbing…I'm sorry…but once a diabetic always a diabetic…it can always return with a fury…unless, like you posted someone finds something to work with that will help the human race…I don't believe it…but who knows maybe someday it will happen…i'll keep my fingers crossed for future generations:)

Anonymous 2011-10-21 11:32:53 -0500 Report

Famous quote: "The mind is like a parachute: It works best when it's open." And another from Henry Ford: "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." Maybe changing your mind might help to change your health.

jayabee52 2011-10-30 16:35:23 -0500 Report

There is also the other quote from annonymous that "One ought not be so open minded that their brains fall out".

Fefe12 2013-02-27 16:20:22 -0600 Report

You always make me laugh! I agree. It needs further study. I read the book and wasn't impressed. My nutitionist wasn't either. I took it to her like everyone else who read the title and saw the word ''cure'' in it. We need to be mindful of what we spend our money on. How about 1 person buy the book and share it till it falls apart. Don't think the co. would like that at all.

Janice1951 2011-10-03 11:41:43 -0500 Report

I was dignosed with type 2 in 2002. I refused to take any drugs. I altered my lifestyle and my blood sugar was normal within a week or so and I never had a problem again. Well I should not say never, I was vigilant in my diet and exercise program for some years and my blood sugar remained in the normal range between 70 and 100 but I let my guard up about 4 years ago and found my blood sugar back up again, close to 300, then I once again, became obsessive in my routine, it was lowered again in a week's time and has been normal ever since. Okay, it is not easy. I do not enjoy socializing basically because I can never eat out and I never indulge in well you know, comfort foods. I live on organic protein and organic veggies and some organic fruit and that is it, day in and day out.
I would like to read his book to see if maybe I am too stringent in my program.
I am also always living with the dread that it will return again despite what I am doing but so far, so good.
It is such a burden even for me and I am not on medication. Mainly the worry is what is getting to me. I just cannot believe that I do not have it. I have even been told by doctors that I do not have diabetes but I just cannot believe that I actually reversed it. I don't tell the doctors that I am seeing now that I once had it and they diagnose me as diabetes free. It is a really strange situation because once you have it, you cannot shake the feeling that you are still diabetic.

done123 2011-11-24 12:15:43 -0600 Report

How did you do it w/o meds? I would like to try what you did. Diagnosed same year as you. PM me. Thanks…

janfran 2011-11-25 07:18:47 -0600 Report

I have to tell you that I ordered the program…and I believe that T2 can be "cured". I was first diagnosed in mid-August 2011…fasting bg was 356 and A1C was 13.1 and cholesterol numbers were all too high. And yes my doc gave me meds…but not for the cholesterol (I flat out refused)…Actosplusmetformin 15/500 2Xdaily…well at my 90 day checkup…fasting bg was 125, A1C was 7 and cholesterol numbers dropped almost 40%-HDL back in normal range and LDL not far behind. Lost 6 lbs and had to have my doc change the med cuz I was getting "side effects" that she tried to blame my supps on…btw…taking more B,D.ALA and chromium. I also take a glucose control combo supp and a thyroid supp (all natural stuff)…well…shocked the "you know what out of my doc"…put a smiley face on my blood report!!! I'm now down 81 lbs and my goal is another 50. I'm a protein-based metabolism and will be 59 at next B-day. I believe that discipline and faith in myself is the key to good health. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends here at Diabetic Connect!

done123 2011-11-24 12:08:06 -0600 Report

How were you able to control your T2 w/o meds. Diagnosed same year as you. Please tell me what you did to reverse it and how you did it. Just PM me.

amyc40 2010-10-25 11:45:03 -0500 Report

I just ordered it so i will let you know!

honeydawn 2012-02-22 22:57:57 -0600 Report

was the book worth the 57.00 and the thirty dollar shipping=$87.00??? I want to buy it but don;t want to be scammed

magam129 2012-05-18 22:05:02 -0500 Report

I got the book through the mail, by ordering in response to an advertisement I received. It didn't have such a large shipping fee, but to me the cost is small (and I'm just a working girl, not well off by any means),because it is certainly helping me. I'm on day 14 now, have lost 4.5 pounds. But the most amazing part is that on day 9 I had my regular bloodwork done (3 month checkup). my A1c came down from 8.1 to 7.8. still much too high, but those 3 points were after only 9 days working the program. I've had type 2 for 15 years, have had meds added and increased over those years, and was now injecting 20 units of insulin daily. This is addition to 3 other oral meds. My doctor was so impressed with my daily log of self-testing (again after only 9 days) that she actually told me to STOP my insulin!!! My morning readings were actually getting too low. It's been 2 nights without an injection, and my reading this morning was 87! I have 6 weeks to see how it goes, then back to my doctor, who will do an A1c in office. If it's OK, and lower, I can stay off the insulin, and she'll consider decreasing or maybe even stopping my glipizide! My triglycerides went from 240 to 138, my total cholesteral is 119! I've followed his plan exactly, willing to do whatever it takes, because I'm 63 and want to live a long time, and die from old age, not from diabetes!!. Is the book worth the money?? YES, but only if you're commited to working the plan. Diabetes maybe can't be "cured", but I think I'm on my way to reversing it. Think of an alcoholic who has gotten sober. He's recovered, not cured. I'll take being a recovered diabetic any day over a slowly dying, pill-popping diabetic. This man knows what he's talking about. I'm grateful I found this book.

kitkat1955 2011-08-17 16:55:01 -0500 Report

Amyc40: It's been a few months now…did the book work as advertised? I'm considering purchasing this book, but need to make sure it's worth the $$$!