A group of type 1 diabetics who follow Dr. Bernstein's plan have recently been studied, resulting in the largest observational study to date of low carb for diabetes management. Published in the journal Pediatrics, and with much media coverage, you can read all about it here
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How do you set a goal? More importantly, how do you actually follow through to reach that goal? Learn how and why here - and practice with these specific steps to successfully reaching your goals.
With the holidays fast approaching, we're faced with more opportunities than ever to overeat. What causes the urge to keep eating in the first place and how can we avoid overeating in the future?
What to do when someone questions you about low carb eating? What do you say and does it even matter? Know your audience and approach it with ease, but in the long run, what you're doing is for you.
These people are dedicated to spreading knowledge about low carb for diabetes management. They work tirelessly as doctors, nurses, professors, researchers and community-builders. Thank you to each of these people, and the many more who are not listed here, for your work as a "Low Carb Diabetes Influencer."
There are many recommendations for the management of diabetes but low carb eating, along with modern medicine, is the best treatment to avoid long term diabetic complications. Listed here are at-a glance tips from Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, to help maintain your best possible health with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
What's the difference between discipline and commitment? Which should you focus on and why? We discuss it all here - and where you should focus for success in eating low carb.
This is the second of 6 weekly low carb profiles of others who are following Dr. Bernstein's recommendations for diabetes management. We're asking their diabetic history, their thoughts/feelings about eating low carb, and what changes they've seen in their lives since switching how they eat. Everyone, meet Adam.
Why should I focus my energy on the negatives of this world when there are so many INCREDIBLE things? Why do I want such a heavy, negative thoughts to drag me down?
The whole spirit behind this site is to maintain a positive voice, and focus what we can do to help ourselves.
The song "Verge" by singer/songwriter Owl City is a perfect example illustrating how I feel making the decision to eat low carb. This is not some small choice. This is a commitment to take control of your life back from Diabetes. "We're on the verge of the rest of our lives tonight." Watch the video, read the lyrics here and let me know what you think. Do you agree?
I ask my girls to use their words frequently. They might be having trouble expressing their emotions, or telling a story, or trying to figure out what to say to friends in certain situations. Together, we talk about how to talk about things.
Then about a week ago, I read this beautiful post from Momastery.com about how to help your kids choose the right words to avoid peer pressure. Because, as she writes, when we're put on the spot, we panic.
This applies to our low-carb lifestyle, too. As people who eat very differently from the general population, we face pressure every day and need to have responses ready those times we feel pressure.
Lows are to be respected, not feared.
A great benefit of low-carb eating is that a diabetic will no longer experience crashing lows like they did when they were eating large amounts of carbohydrates and using large amounts of insulin. When eating low-carb, lows tend to be very gradual, and since you are following the Law of Small Numbers, your body only requires a very small correction to get to the ideal blood glucose level of 83 mg/dL.
With consistent commitment to better health, you WILL see results. The very first day eating low-carb, your insulin needs will decrease. As you refine your insulin needs (for a Type 1 Diabetic requiring insulin) and your food, you will see improved blood glucose numbers. You will no longer have to fear surprise high or low blood glucose levels.
Here are 10 tips that will help you achieve long-term success with the low-carb way of eating:
The path to self discovery and self improvement is often difficult and paved with boulders. We must persevere. We must keep going. There is help along the way, so don't give up. Your struggles are not unique. Help is nearby and is on the same path. They will catch you when you stumble and buoy you up when you need. They are your tribe....