There's another book that's great for type 2 diabetics. but, my friend who is a Type 1 also uses it. It's called "Death to Diabetes -- The 6 Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Control & Reversal".
Almost 2 years ago my wife bought a diabetes book (titled "Death to Diabetes") and lost 27 pounds. More importantly, her average BS went down to 87.4 and a1c to 5.1% and her doctor took her off the diabetic medication.
When a friend asked her how she lost so much weight and got off her meds, she told her and helped her until her friend had lost 15 pounds and her doctor reduced her meds. Then, my wife helped her aunt, and then a neighbor down the street.
Anyhow, I felt that I had nothing to lose, so, I listened to my wife and tried this man's super foods and raw food diet program. He calls it his "Death to Diabetes" wellness program. My BS average went down to 85.6, my a1c to 4.9%, and I LOST 37 POUNDS in about 5 months [my wife is jealous :-)]
The author (Dewayne Mcculley, http://www.deathtodiabetes.com/) almost DIED from a diabetic coma, his book is well-written and very thorough -- he believes in raw food dieting, juicing, etc., and explains step by step what to do. He even shows you how to transform your favorite foods into healthy foods so that you don't feel deprived! It's so simple! He's on Youtube at:
The author is an engineer. He breaks down the medical jargon and explains how diabetes really works, and why some diets won't work, and why certain foods are necessary for blood glucose stabilization. He also explains all the myths about diabetes.
More importantly, he goes BEYOND all the other diabetes books which focus on "blood sugar control". He explains that diabetes is MORE THAN just blood sugar control, and he identifies the critical inflammation markers and blood tests that we all need!!
I like what this author said on a radio show: "Don't buy my book -- just go to my website http://www.deathtodiabetes.com/ (website is the same name as the book), and try my "Super Breakfast" for 7 days, and watch your blood glucose level start to come down. Then, you'll know before you buy the book that the program will work." That's what convinced my wife to finally buy the book -- and, I'm grateful to her for my life.
p.s. I am so happy to be off the diabetic drugs! AND I FEEL GREAT! So does my wife.
p.s. It's been more than a year now, and my wife's doctor is surprised that she hasn't had to go back on medication.