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Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in this country. An estimated 26 million Americans now have diabetes, though not all are aware of their metabolic condition. The complications can be devastating, but they are not inevitable.
Dr. Richard Bernstein has spent decades specializing in diabetes care, beginning with himself. He invented self-monitoring of blood sugar, now a common technique used to track how well diabetics are managing. In the process, he found that the usual dietary recommendations offered to people with diabetes are counterproductive. How does Dr. Bernstein help his patients achieve normal blood sugar levels?
Dr. Bill Polonsky is one of the country’s leading diabetes educators. He addresses the psychological component of the disease and how to avoid diabetes burnout.
Find out how to remove obstacles to a healthy lifestyle and take charge of your own metabolism. Extended interviews with both experts are available for further information.
Guests: Richard K. Bernstein, MD, FACE, FACN, CWS, is director of The New York Diabetes Center in Mamaroneck, New York. He is the author of The Diabetes Diet, the ebook Beating Diabetes, and the most recent Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. The photograph of Dr. Bernstein was taken by Steve Levitsky. Dr. Bernstein does a free teleconference once a month at www.askdrbernstein.net.
William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE, is Chief Executive Officer of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. His website is www.behavioraldiabetes.org. His book is Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take it Anymore, a book for patients published by the American Diabetes Association.
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