Bernstein & Type1Grit

Dr Bernstein was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1946 at the age of 12, Dr. Richard K. Bernstein never set out to be a doctor. Not only that but according to statistics from the American Diabetes Association, he should have been long dead by now. Yet, he is very much alive and in excellent health, attributed to two primary causes: The first is that he was originally trained as an engineer and attacked his disease as a problem to be solved and not a condition to be treated. The second is that he was fortunate enough to still to be alive when the first blood glucose meters arrived on the scene.

He is the first diabetic ever to monitor his own blood sugars!!drb-200x300.jpg

These facts combined with Dr. Bernstein’s sheer determination to solve the problem of diabetes led to his revolutionary method of blood glucose normalisation, which he demonstrates in the ground-breaking, perennial bestselling book, Diabetes Solution.

Dr. Bernstein obtained one of the Blood Glucose Monitoring devices at the princely sum of about $700—today, based on inflation, that’s nearly $5,000. Dr. Bernstein used himself as a guinea pig and began testing his blood glucose throughout the day, hoping to discover what made it go up and down. After considerable trial and error, not to mention research, he discovered that he could normalise his blood glucose through diet, exercise and medication—and that he could help others do the same.

This was his elegant, landmark breakthrough: The only difference between a diabetic and a non-diabetic is high blood sugars. All of the complications of diabetes are caused by HIGH BLOOD SUGARS. Therefore, if you can normalise blood glucose, you can prevent the complications or, make them go away, (which is exactly what a cure would do).

Except that when the then-engineer Richard Bernstein tried to persuade the medical community that he had found the answer, the medical community roundly ignored him—even told him that it was impossible. So, in his mid-forties, he decided the leave his successful career in business and go to medical school. He re-trained completely and became a Doctor! WOW!

Even when the first edition of his landmark Diabetes Solution came out in 1997, Dr. Bernstein was still battling established notions about diabetes treatment. That’s less true today, but it’s also less important today in the era of consumer-directed healthcare plans and readily available health information online.

Today, many thousands of patients and readers later, Dr. Bernstein continues to see and train patients, maintains a busy schedule that includes a monthly question-and-answer teleconferences, and continues to refine his cutting edge program of blood glucose normalisation. He reaches more patients than he ever could have back when he first opened his practice—and slowly, too slowly perhaps, the standard of care has been changing to mirror his ideas.

You can watch ALL Dr Bernstein’s You-Tube University Video’s online Here:

diabetes-solution-2011These, combined with his book provide all the knowledge, evidence and support you need to take your life back! Get your Diabetes on track. For yourself or in my case (and the case of many others) for your children! FOREVER!

The simple, straightforward program that is detailed in his book Diabetes Solution, is based on good nutrition, healthy exercise, and (where necessary) small doses of medication. Dr. Bernstein will show you what he has learned during his 69 years of living with Type 1 diabetes and how, through intense research and experimentation he developed his unique but simple plan which has helped countless diabetics. “It’s astonishing no one thought of it before,” he says. “Many in the field of diabetes care still do not accept it!” But those who follow the program stick with it for one reason: it works!

Developed almost completely outside the mainstream of diabetology, his low carbohydrate solution has helped patients of various ages and symptoms, young and old. Achieving normal blood sugars is not as difficult as one might believe, and he has included case studies of patients who have experienced dramatic improvements in their diabetes to help you visualise how you can adopt this lifestyle and take control back of your own health and future!

THIS is the plan we follow, since adopting Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution Methods, Carters A1c has vastly improved, alongside his weight, stomach issues and overall health. In fact, we are all in this together, we all eat the same foods. All of us are healthier and happier than we have ever been. I believe Dr Bernstein saved us. He gave me my boy back.

Dr Bernstein has MANY YouTube Tutorials including monthly Q&A sessions where he answers questions sent in to him regarding Diabetes Management and Low Carbohydrate Lifestyles.

Some of the most important video’s to get you started and which I ALWAYS refer back to are here:

Dr Bernstein 1:

Dr Bernstein 2:

Dr Bernstein 3:

Dr Bernstein (ketones): and

Dr Bernstein on DLife:

Dr Bernstein conference:

Dr Bernstein (managing illness):

Dr Bernstein (ideal blood sugars):

Dr Bernstein (WHAT is a Carbohydrate):

Dr Bernstein (HIGH Cholestrol):

Dr Bernstein (HbA1c):

This way of life gives us hope, calm and confidence to live our lives and plan our future. Thank You Dr Bernstein, for everything! ❤


Alongside Dr Bernstein’s methods, we also joined an online community TYPEONEGRIT The Facebook community page helped us implement Bernstein’s methods into our everyday life. It is filled with families of T1D’s and adults who are living and thriving by following Dr Bernstein’s protocol. It is so much easier than you think and by utilising the support you will receive on the websites, YouTube and from Dr Bernstein’s book, you too will be able to do what we have. It is absolutely 100% worth it!

RD Dikeman also speaks publically advocating Dr Bernsteins Diabetes Solution which has been pivotal in his own sons T1 Care. You can search him too on YouTube but a good place to start is here:

Here is an example of some of the results you will come to expect of your new life with Type 1 Diabetes by following Dr Bernstein’s Plan. This photo is directly from the group Typeonegrit, where people have shared their results and accomplishments to inspire others to retake charge of their lives and live longer, healthier and safer!


It really is easier than you think. There are some fantastic board moderators with all the knowledge and support to help you along your way (I should know, I had enough questions over the first few months – still do). Just click the link and ‘dip your toes in’.. We did. It really did change our lives ❤

I will share ‘our story’ in my next post. For now you can always e-mail or drop me a message on my Facebook page :

I look forward to seeing you or hearing from you soon and GOOD LUCK!

Look for the Rainbows and Find your Happy! Rose ❤