I'm a 43 year old, 31 year experienced, female, juvenile onset diabetic who only found Dr. Bernstein 2 1/2 years ago. I had maintained the "god's" targets for years (110-140 and A1Cs of mid 6's). I have no major complications but do have joint problems and sexual "features" - not to mention I had the yo-yo effect ( and all it's charming features fatigue, headaches, acid stomach, etc.) for years.
I am very grateful to Dr. Bernstein for telling us the truth about "normal" and for all the other technical information in the book that the ADA, JDRF and Joslin do not teach.
I began my quest for "better" because of the joint problems. As it was described by the Head of Rheumatology at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton Massachusetts, the joint problems (including but not limited to frozen shoulder) are caused by advanced collagen degeneration (due to diabetes). My search began. My research has continued and my mouth got really loud.
My A1C has been a consistent 5.1 ever since and I've seen improvement, stabilization and no worsening in my "features." I do still strive for <5.0, however. But since I do not eat quite as few carbs as Dr. Bernstein, I'm probably limiting myself a bit. I don't like food so forcing protein down my throat can sometimes be a torture test. I do it but I don't usually enjoy it. I often choose not eating. Needless to say I've never had a weight issue.
I've also learned a lot about digestion versus insulin, expanded my use of the theory of small numbers and tiering of insulin. I teach anyone who wants to learn. I also now test upwards of 15 times a day (as opposed to "recommended") and went back to logging and weighing many foods like I was taught at the Joslin 31 years ago.
So, thank you Dr. Bernstein.