low carb diet and blood sugar control

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/14/2007 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I just bought Dr Bernstein's book and i am interested in hearing from anyone who follows his diet for blood sugar control.
I am pre-diabetic and using diet and exercise to treat IFG and IGT. I am still struggling with pre-diabetic fasting readings in the morning and pre-diabetic readings after some meals and have been monitoring my sugar readings closely and have found that even complex carbs still really impact these readings.
would love to hear from anyone who is following Dr Bernstein's approach
IFG and IGT, A1c 04/02/07 5.5, fasting glucose still 6.0-6.9

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 4/21/2007 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Deb,
I can't claim to be a complete disciple of Dr. Bernstein, nevertheless a great many of his principles I think are absolutely right. I think his position on the carbs is that, whether simple or complex, they will convert to glucose and raise your blood sugars regardless with the only difference being the time it takes. With a rapid acting insulin, you certainly don't want slow release carbs that's for sure.
I'm not capable of the relentless self-discipline needed to live by the 6g - 12g - 12g carbs for breakfast, lunch and dinner unfortunately. Having said that, I have been able to eliminate the starchy carbs and the benefits are certainly worth the sacrifice.
Personally, the great thing about his approach is that I'd found many of his principles to be true from my own experience. So I'd pretty much achieved the benefits he describes before I read the book. It's still a great reassurance when the resolve threatens to weaken though!

All the best,

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