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Endgames Case Review

A patient request for some “deprescribing”

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 03 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4023

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Re: A patient request for some “deprescribing”

I absolutely agree with the recommendation given for carbs being a bad idea. I have been type 1 for over 22 years. A couple years back I had many beginning complications. High cholesterol, numb areas in my feet, hormone imbalances, and an irregular heart rhythm to name a few. I decided to adopt Dr. Bernstein's protocol. I now eat 30g of leafy green carbs a day, or less. I have an a1c of 4.9. I've regained the feeling in my PCOS has resolved, and I finally have hope for the future. I just wish someone on my medical team had come to me with carb restriction as an option, long ago.

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01 September 2015
Angela M Erickson
Registered Nurse
East Peoria, IL USA