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Foreword by Frank Vinicor, M.D., M.P.H.
Preface to the Revised and Updated Edition
My Life with Diabetes: Well Beyond a Half Century and Counting
- In this chapter, Dr. Bernstein tells the remarkable story of his life, including his self-discovered technique for controlling his blood sugars, recovery from over a half-dozen common diabetes-related conditions, and the conflict he encountered with the medical community which still doesn't believe it's possible.
Before & After: 14 Patients Share Their Experiences
- Much of it in their own words, 14 of Dr. Bernstein's patients tell the stories of their lives before trying his solution and the life-changing results they experienced as a result.
- P A R T O N E
Before You Start
Chap. 1: Diabetes: The Basics
- Diabetes 101, including the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes. As a Type I diabetic himself, Dr. Bernstein offers personal insight.
Chap. 2: Tests: A Baseline Measure of Your Disease and Risk Profile
Chap. 3: Your Diabetic Tool Kit: Supplies You Will Need and Where to Get Them
Chap. 4: How and When to Measure Blood Sugar
Chap. 5: Recording Blood Sugar Data: Using the GLUCOGRAF II Data Sheet
Chap. 6: Strange Biology: Phenomena Peculiar to Diabetes That Can Affect Blood Sugar
Chap. 7: The Laws of Small Numbers
- Important physiologic and practical reasons why conventional attempts at blood sugar control just don't work.
Chap. 8: Establishing a Treatement Plan: The Basic Treatment Plans and How We Structure Them
- P A R T T W O
Chap. 9: The Basic Food Groups, or Much of What You've Been Taught About Diet is Probably Wrong
- Dr. Bernstein's reduces the complex "food pyramid" to three food groups, and warns how damaging the typical American diet can be to diabetics and nondiabetics alike.
Chap. 10: Diet Guidelines: Basic Treatment for All Diabetics
- Prepare for some big surprises about the foods we've come to believe were really "sugar-free" and learn which types of foods Dr. Bernstein advocates in his diet plan for diabetics.
Chap. 11: Creating a Customized Meal Plan
Chap. 12: Weight Loss--If You're Overweight
- Scientific insight about why people become overweight, plus methods for you to lose weight the right way.
Chap. 13: Using Self-Hypnosis to Curb Carbohydrate Craving or Overeating, and Introducing a Relatively Benign “Miracle”Medication That Does the Same Thing
- Chap. 14: Using Exercise to Enhance Insulin Sensitivity
Chap. 15: Oral Insulin-Sensitizing Agents, Insulin-Mimetic Agents, and Amylin Analog
- If diet and exercise are not adequate to bring your blood sugars under control, the next level of treatment to consider is oral blood sugar–lowering medication, commonly known as oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs).
- Chap. 16. Insulin: The Basics of Self-Injection
Chap. 17. Important Information About Various Insulins
Chap. 18. Simple Insulin Regimens
Chap. 19. Intensive Insulin Regimens
Chap. 20. How to Prevent and Correct Low Blood Sugars
Chap. 21. How to Cope with Dehydration, Dehydrating Illness, and Infection
Chap. 22. Delayed Stomach-Emptying: Gastroparesis
Chap. 23. Routine Follow-up Visits to Your Physician
Chap 24. What You Can Expect from Virtually Normal Blood Sugars
P A R T T H R E E
Your Diabetic Cookbook
Chap. 25. Recipes for Low-Carbohydrate Meals
A p p e n d i c e s
Appendix A: What About the Widely Advocated Dietary Restrictions on Fat, Protein, and Salt, and the Current High-Fiber Fad?
- Dr. Bernstein answers with real-world, common-sense scientific analysis of why certain foods have been stressed as "good" and others as "bad" by the medical establishment.
Appendix B: Don’t Permit Hospitalization or Lengthy Outpatient Procedures to Impair Your Blood Sugar Control
Appendix C: Drugs That May Affect Blood Glucose Levels
Appendix D: Foot Care for Diabetics
- Foot-saving advice for diabetics, including a list of do's and don'ts to help keep you on your feet for years to come.
- Appendix E: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
This quick index helps you zoom in on chapter/article references dealing with a symptom or complication of diabetes. There may be other references throughout the site; always read the paragraphs or pages surrounding the reference in order to obtain proper context. A key to abbreviations is featured at the bottom of the chart.
50yrs: "My First 50 Years as a Diabetic"
B&A: "Before & After: 14 Patients Share Their Experiences"
Ch.1: "Chapter 1", etc.
App.A: "Appendix A", etc.
Articles: References an item in the "Articles" section of the site.