Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: a big book that won't raise your blood sugar


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A revised and updated edition of the classic book written by Dr. Berstein in 2003, Diabetes Solution is available for pre-order from Amazon.com. Back in 2005, I reviewed the previous edition. So far, I have found it to be one of the most useful books for diabetics available. Here’s what I wrote about it back then.

One of the things you learn with Dr. Bernstein’s book is that excessive eating (even when you don’t overeat carbs, but other food types) leads to high sugars, due to the so-called “Chinese Restaurant Effect”. Well, if you were to devour this hefty book (like you will, once you get your hands on it) you will not see your blood sugar rise. If you are a diabetic (type I or II), you will find in Dr. Bernstein’s book a wealth of information that will answer the questions you’ve ALWAYS had, and even those that you didn’t know you had, about diabetes and how to keep your blood sugars in control.

His approach is very unconventional (coming from a diabetic childhood, being an engineer first and a doctor later in life). But you will be fascinated with the amount of “Eureka!” moments throughout the book. I was unable to put it down from the moment I picked it up, and I am grateful to him for having taken the time to share so much wisdom from his years as a practitioner and from his many, many years as a diabetic and experimenter. His lessons are not easy to follow, but they are the way for those who want to live a long and healthy life with diabetes.

I leave you with a thought. If you knew what you need to do to prolong your life and live it in a healthy manner, in spite of what you’ve been told about typical lifespans in diabetics and all the ailments we seem to be bound to suffer later in life, wouldn’t you do it? I would. And I hope you do too. So I recommend you take the time to read what Dr. Berstein has to say to you.