I think I realize now why this video with the doctors bothered me so much. I ate mostly what I wanted most of my life. Dx in 1959, it wasn’t until about 1981, that I started watching my glucose levels. I kept my A1C under 7, but I still I ate whatever I wanted. Lots of pie, cake,donuts, cookies, pizza, pasta, whatever.
I loved food, I still love food. I understand the love of food and share it. Eating and drinking is a joy of life.
I started following Bernstein around 15 or 16 yrs ago. I always ate under 30 carbs a day while following Dr. Bernstein. I started following him because I was gaining weight and I don’t like being overweight. I switched to eating meat, eggs, cheese etc. My A1c’s were often in the 4’s. I followed this woe for 11 yrs.
While on this diet, after 51 yrs of having type 1, and thinking I would never have serious diabetic complications, I was in sudden need of heart stents. My parents, and my older sister never had clogged arteries, nor were they diabetics. The heart stents were a result of having diabetes.
I was shocked and extremely dismayed to have a problem with my heart. 11 yrs later, I am still shocked and dismayed. I am afraid of having a stroke or heart attack.
I love my life and want many more years. If I could take back my years of eating whatever I wanted or staying as long as I did on the Bernstein diet, I would do it.
More life is what is important to me now, and not so much food. I love the food I eat now and don’t at all feel deprived, but watching those doctors eat unhealthy food just made me want to shout “STOP,”because what you eat does matter. I wish I had understood that better earlier. I didn’t think heart disease could happen to me, heck I never considered it happening, but it did and it is serious.
I am sorry if my thoughts offend anyone, but that is all they are my thoughts.