|On 7 March 2004, we received the following story from M.A. of Albuquerque, NM:
"In brief, in July 2002 I was diagnosed with adult onset diabetes with blood sugar of 355 and cholesterol at 275. I have a family history of diabetes and was in a time of unbelievable stress. I was providing care for my husband who was dying of cancer. My diet had gotten completely out of control and was mostly carbs--comfort food. I was overweight.
By August--one month later--using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetic Solution and Protein Power books, I brought my blood sugar into the 70-110 range and my cholesterol to the low end of the normal range. They have both remained in the normal range ever since. Another friend has used this diet and exercise method for her diabetes with the same results for four years.
I am a believer. I am not on any medication or insulin, just a high protein low carbohydrate diet and exercise program. Needless to say I have lost weight and continue to lose weight with this plan. Fortunately, I have a family physician who is enthusiastic about my progress and monitors me. He is 100% behind what I am doing.
I think you should mention Dr. Richard Bernstein's plan. I am eternally grateful to the man and he is so dedicated to his work in this area. He is a pioneer who deserves much more credit than I see anywhere. He has cured and helped lower insulin intake, reversed symptoms, etc, for thousands of diabetics. This is his life's work. His book is so informative. Without his work and his book I would, by now, no doubt be on insulin and eating all wrong. I would be on the path to fatal symptoms if I were using the traditional high carb diet prescribed for diabetics by the AMA.
Thank you for your helpful website."
On 8 March 2004, we received another note from M.A.:
"Here is a link to Dr. Bernstein. He is mentioned in the Protein Power book (by Drs. Eades). He also has a website at:
This website has a lot of information. I don't know why he isn't more well known, but I think he mainly focuses on his clients. He sees people from all over the world every day. He is also a rather humble man just focused on doing the work. He was instrumental in getting the industry to create personal glucometers. ..."
Thanks M.A. for sharing your story with our visitors.