I’ve been following Dr. B’s guidelines for almost a year eating 5-6 carbs for breakfast, 12-15 for lunch & dinner. I credit low carb with good control, though not as impressive as Judith’s. I respect Dr. Bernstein’s philosophy that our goal should be as close to normal as possible, not merely “good enough” for a diabetic.
I ordered Diabetes Solution (revised 2007) from Amazon. Don’t think The Diabetes Diet is worth it & there are better low carb recipes on-line.
When people trash low carb, I check out home pages for A1cs. The A1cs are not particuarly good. Well, they’re acceptable according to ADA standards, which I believe are too high.
My diet is protein (not high protein) with carbs & fiber coming from vegetables & nuts, a wide variety of vegetables. I’m never hungry & don’t feel these guidelines are really all that difficult, I was a carbaholic before being diagnosed & have no carb cravings any more. To me, it’s not worth it to eat high carb & chase it with correspondingly high insulin doses. Been there with the ADA diet & felt horrible eating that way. If I’m exercising or being really physically active, I lower insulin, not raise carbs.
Just my experience, but Glycemic Index isn’t an effective tool for Type 1s. Think it’s a scam for diabetics. I haven’t found low GI made any difference in spikes.