There seems to be a trend of going higher carb in the paleo sphere. Bernstein's solution is 40 gram of carbs a day. I read somewhere that his patients that seems to have a lot of success with diabetes end up with thyroid problems from the low carbs.
Would you still recommend Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution to a Diabetic?
Absolutely!!!! I recommend it to anyone interested in having normal blood sugars and eating healthfully.
Merely because some folks eat lots of CHO does not make a high-carb diet at all suitable for someone who does not have normal blood sugar regulation.
Dr. Bernstein's plan is brilliant, easy to follow, and very enjoyable.
Here is a link to one of his web sites, which has much of his book online.
ETA: Here is a link to the forum for Dr. Bernstein's diet:
There are also sub-forums at the two large LC forums on diabetes and LC, and specifically for following Dr. Bernstein's plan.
One must register to read.
IMO, Dr. Bernstein is a genius. There are many posts at the LC forums of folks following Dr. B's plan who say that his plan saved their lives. His life is inspiring. :)
Here is the first part of a talk he gave to the Nutrition and Metabolism Society:
Other parts are at youtube, as well.
My doctor did the D2 diagnosis. He had me use carb exchange counting to control it and it worked. Losing weight took care of the problem permanently and that part was my idea.
Yes definitely as a start. Once the blood sugar is under control, I would think it prudent to try and increase the carb levels in the diet and see how it performs. Also you have to keep a check on whether there are any cortisol issues, which might cause problems. In that case you are in between a rock and a hard place :-(.
I have a cortisol problem, and I have trouble getting into ketosis even after long fasts.
Gut motility and the leptin RX 3 Answers
Increased urine microalbumin 0 Answers
Do carbs transport protein? 2 Answers
Low Carbs - Coincidence? 6 Answers