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My son digested lunch and dinner more slowly than breakfast, so we found we should start the extended bolus 1 hour after meals and then let it extend over 2 hours to better match the slower breakdown of these meals. This man is the most important person in controlling diabetes. A hero!! Should I Screen My Child for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease? How Can We Explain the Alarming Rise of Type 1 Diabetes in Kids? A Theory Goes Viral, A Diabetes Researcher Thinks He May Have Just Solved Covid-19. Now, for how long to extend it? This allowed us to automatically let that dose drip out over a specific period of time instead of giving it all at once. We shouldn’t have to “figure out” critical information like this. Would love your thoughts, please comment. Actually, what he … Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Our family is eternally grateful for your approach to managing Type 1 Diabetes. How the Keto Diet Paved the Way for a “Normal” Life. The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen: Carolyn Ketchum’s New Cookbook! We figured this would give us consistency. We were taught carb counting at diagnosis, but why weren’t we taught how to bolus for protein? I wouldn’t catch the rise soon enough and he’d peak overnight at close to 200 md/dL. For extra on Dr. Bernstein’s e-book, Diabetes Solution, go to http://www.diabetes-book.com/ I'm prediabetic with a family history of type 2 diabetes, following his guidelines I am always able to lose weight and go off my BP meds…as soon as I go off his recommendations such as outside pressure and travel situations where I'm not in complete control of my diet I gain the weight back and end up needing BP meds again. Today in Shoddy Science: Do Eggs Cause Diabetes? Amazing man considering the opposition he had to go through! There is so much valuable take home information about management and control. Forever grateful for she is living a normal life with normal sugar levels thanks to you. At our next appointment, our endocrinologist asked what we had been doing to keep such tight control. ). The Latest Numbers on COVID-19 and Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and COVID-19: What We Know Now, Double Diabetes, Once Rare, is Now Commonplace, First Data on Type 1 Diabetes Deaths Due to COVID-19, Flattening the CGM Curve: How I Avoid Roller Coaster Blood Sugars, What is Leptin? Could A Simple Endoscopic Procedure Fix Insulin Resistance? You can visit her website: https://www.dominatediabetes.com. Fellow type 1 here and absolutely LOVING your book that I am currently reading, thank you for everything that you do!!!! I've been listening to Dr. Bernstein's teleseminars for about 2 years now (Discovered Dr.B. The only trouble was that Dr. Bernstein’s dosing guidelines for protein required injections of Regular insulin; we were using a pump with rapid insulin. We decided to use breakfast as our control meal since our son eats the same exact thing every morning. Next, we needed to address the insulin difference; we had to make rapid insulin mimic Regular. Feeling very proud of myself, I explained that learning how to dose for protein was a game changer for us. Dr. B's book is a life-changer and so many can benefit from his teachings. I can't say enough good things. Thank you Dr. We decided to keep using the pump and try to figure it out. We found that we had to use half as much rapid as regular due to its potency and then slow it down to match the slow protein rise. Two healthy children. Next time in Session 2, Dr. Bernstein will talk about the excessive carbohydrate weight-reduction plan advocated by the American Diabetes Association and the way it results in excessive blood sugars and problems. We went back to the drawing board, and re-read Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution, the book that had originally inspired us to implement a low-carb diet. Dario Health Turns Your Smartphone into a Glucose Meter + Special Offer! The mainstream media is finally beginning to catch up with his recommendations for low carb eating. Take the. 30 years of type 1  complication free. Thank you very much, Dr. Bernstein. Thanks Doc. God bless you! It really helps a Type 1 like me who lives in the countryside of Nevada and does not have nearby access to good healthcare facilities. But we did feel pretty rebellious and isolated in our quest to treat protein rises this way. 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We were at a crossroads: should we switch our insulin management system completely, or tweak our pump and insulin usage to mimic Dr. Bernstein… Using his principles my Hba1c is currently at 5.1 (I eat low carb, but I am not as strict as I should be about very low carb), I rarely  have highs greater than 120 or lows ( I think my lowest in the past year was 69). Your story is amazing! Prior to implementing your standards, my blood sugar control previously viewed has "excellent" by ADA, left me with a lackluster outlook on my future. I've been type 1 for 33 years, and Dr B's teachings have enabled me to lower my a1c to 4.8 safely. I've read Diabetes Solution as well and always learn new things. Actrapid is Regular insulin made by Novo. I bolused for his meals through his pump for the small amount of carbohydrate, and it was smooth sailing. Last a1c was 5.1 with no meds! 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