There are hundreds of books about diabetes and food. Why should you read this one?
The answer is because this is written by a diabetic who practises what he preaches. I am neither a doctor nor a dietician, nor do I claim to be. I developed these ideas to save my life, not to practise a profession.
Read what others have said about my ideas and suggestions in this book. As this is the first edition of my e-book the following representative comments are selected from many responses on forums, personal emails or comments on my blog. I have edited for brevity but I have not changed any words. Only first names are provided for privacy reasons. For those interested I have included other responses at the end of this book.
From the ADA Forum.
I have wanted to tell you for several months now how much reading your blog has helped me … I had severe stomach pains, went to the ER - had acute pancreatitis caused by gallstones resulting in emergency gallbladder removal surgery. Oh, and by the way, you have diabetes. I was in the hospital for a week and they sent a nutritionist to see me. Turns out she was the same one I had seen the week before when I was going to get lapband surgery. She gave me the food pyramid handout and told me to eat pretty much like they were finally feeding me in the hospital. Breakfast: french toast and high carb cereal. She also told me to go ahead with getting the surgery and it would take care of the diabetes.
I also saw an Endo who put me on lantus & novolog … I really had no idea what to eat and really didn't have any hunger anyway … At first I wasn't sure if you all were right because it wasn't what I learned in the hospital but I kept reading and also bought some of the recommended books. I educated myself with your help. I also have lost 85 lbs so far this year by going low carb. My a1c went from 9.2 in January to 5.8 in May. It was then, and only then that I cried. I feel great and my test results are great. I owe so much to you and I just wanted to send you this personal note to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.