Dr. Richard Bernstein has had type I (juvenile or insulin-dependent) diabetes for 50 years and has become well known for his unconventional approach to treating both types of the disease. His emphases on almost hour-by-hour normalization of blood sugar and a diet consisting of nearly no carbohydrates and high levels of fat and protein have certainly reduced two results: they have alienated many other diabetes specialists and required Bernstein’s patients to be meticulous in self-managing their disease. Bernstein begins with some successful case histories, proceeds to basic backgrounding on diabetes, and then describes his treatment plan in considerable detail. He discusses diet, types of insulin and their uses, and the importance of establishing a close relationship with one’s physician. He encourages his patients to make frequent visits to his office, makes himself available by phone virtually round the clock, and here includes five appendixes of data and exposition to help patients align their physicians’ thinking with his.
- The Diabetes Diet: Dr. Bernstein’s Low-Carbohydrate Solution
- Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars, 4th Edition Revised & Updated