What book would you recommend for a newly diagnosed diabetic who still believes in conventional wisdom (Low fat, whole grains, etc)?
Edit: websites will work, too.
No better time than the present for your friend to start learning new "beliefs." Conventional Wisdom will kill him.
BTW, he gives advice - and solutions - for both Type 1 and Type 2 - diabetics.
After Dr. Bernstein...or at the same time...go to http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
Read everything Jenny has to say. Buy her book...Diabetes 101...on Amazon.
Then get Dr. Bernstein's CD's. He has a Type 1 series and Type 2...Listen in the car, workout etc...till you have it memorized. Start listening to his monthly free podcasts..always great info. http://www.askdrbernstein.net/
The above recommendations, yes. I was diagnosed as Type II after living many years on low-fat, whole grain, lots of fruit, organic everything... thought I was doing right by my body. Turns out it was the cause of my elevated glucose levels. So I found many of the above links and books, went low carb and paleo, and now I am controlling my previously elevated glucose levels without medication, which I believe should be the goal of all Type II's.
I always say that the wake up call from my doctor vis-a-vis a diagnosis as a diabetic actually saved my life. I would have changed my diet if only I had known, but it took the scary diagnosis to make me investigate out of my own box. Wishing you well.
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