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TexasKitKat 01-31-2014 10:52 AM

Has LC helped your diabetic neuropathy?
 
I am wondering if any of you had an improvement of diabetic nerve pain in your feet from eating LC?

Aomiel 02-02-2014 06:07 AM

Yes. I had numbness and tingling in my toes for about a year (just on one foot), but thought it was due to a neuroma in my foot. Within a month of doing Bernstein, the tingling lessened. It took many more months for it to reverse completely.

Whether or not it reverses will have to do with how long this has been going on (how much damage has been done) and how well you control your diabetes long term. Fortunately, it's one of the neuropathies that can be reversed because the nerves can grow back.

cfine 02-05-2014 02:41 PM

Mine has went away completely.

diwitch 02-06-2014 02:36 AM

The combination of benfotiamine and BG control has reduced mine greatly. It used to affect both legs from the knees on down, now just the top of my toes and the bottom of my feet from the middle of the arches to my toes.

Sarahkitty 02-07-2014 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Aomiel (Post 16783201)
Yes. I had numbness and tingling in my toes for about a year (just on one foot), but thought it was due to a neuroma in my foot. Within a month of doing Bernstein, the tingling lessened. It took many more months for it to reverse completely.

Whether or not it reverses will have to do with how long this has been going on (how much damage has been done) and how well you control your diabetes long term. Fortunately, it's one of the neuropathies that can be reversed because the nerves can grow back.

I have seen the name Bernstein several times here. What made you go over to his side? - I have purchased a few diabetic books and was never pleased with their recipes or ideas. I am willing to read his work if others say his plan is worth checking out. Is he low carb? I do low carb and believe it is very important.

haferchamp 02-07-2014 04:34 PM

Dr. Bernstein has been a type 1 diabetic all is life. He shares his journey as well as all of his research on the subject of diabetes. He's very low carb and everything you want to know about diabetes is in his book. He's kind of the Guru of diabetes. Money well spent!

Jrw85705 02-08-2014 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Sarahkitty (Post 16791426)
I have seen the name Bernstein several times here. What made you go over to his side? - I have purchased a few diabetic books and was never pleased with their recipes or ideas. I am willing to read his work if others say his plan is worth checking out. Is he low carb? I do low carb and believe it is very important.

The best thing I ever did was read Dr. Bernstein's book. As one of the many who follow his method I have been able to completely control my blood glucose numbers and have not had any of the many possible side effects.

He is the best advocate a diabetic person has, bar none. He completely believes that a low carb way of eating is the only way for anyone with diabetes to eat. He not only talks the talk, he walks the walk being a type 1 since he was 11 or 12. Almost everything in his book that he suggest comes from his own personal experience.

His personal story is amazing and his dedication to treating diabetes is unparalleled. I have found I must be very strict in how I eat following his method. No cheats - ever! It is the only way for me to maintain both my weight and my blood glucose numbers.

He has a monthly podcast: Ask Dr. Richard K. Bernstein

Good luck and please let us know how you are doing.

cfine 02-08-2014 06:16 PM

Dr. Bernstein greatly influenced me to start a low carb lifestyle. Loved his book. When I was faced with the diagnosis of diabetes at such a young age (40) it was a hard blow, but he made me feel like I could actually be in control of my own health. I am now medication free.

TexasKitKat 02-10-2014 11:45 AM

No offense people but I think my thread has been hijacked by those wanting to discuss Dr. Bernstein (not diabetic neuropathy). :confused: Please start another thread about Dr. Bernstein & diabetes if you want to discuss that topic (a great one I might add!).

Thank you!

Now....any one else have comments about diabetic neuropathy? :up:

sirkerry 02-12-2014 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by TexasKitKat (Post 16781081)
I am wondering if any of you had an improvement of diabetic nerve pain in your feet from eating LC?

Yep, it's gotten less severe and now mostly confined to my feet.

Aomiel 02-16-2014 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Sarahkitty (Post 16791426)
I have seen the name Bernstein several times here. What made you go over to his side? - I have purchased a few diabetic books and was never pleased with their recipes or ideas. I am willing to read his work if others say his plan is worth checking out. Is he low carb? I do low carb and believe it is very important.

Yes Bernstein is low carb. Actually, very low carb, but he does a number of other things to help reverse the insulin resistance that made us diabetics.

To the OP...low carb wasn't enough to control my blood sugars. It wasn't until I discovered Bernstein that I realized it was because it's just not enough to control your carbs when you're diabetic. You also have to watch your protein. On Atkins, I was probably eating around 110+ grams of protein per day. Following Bernstein, I now eat no more than 63gm per day and that, along with the very low carb, has reversed my insulin resistance, controlled my blood sugars and reversed the neuropathy in my feet, as well as a few others that I thought were due to hitting menopause but were due to high blood sugars.


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