Atkins Diabetes Revolution

Version: Abridged
Author: Robert C. Atkins , Mary C. Vernon , Jacqueline Eberstein
Narrator: Sara Krieger
Genres: Health & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Disorders & Diseases
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: September 2004
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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More than a program for living with diabetes, here is a groundbreaking approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing an American epidemic, based on the science of the doctor who invented the low-carb lifestyle and wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution featuring the Atkins Nutritional Approach™— a celebrity-favorite diet perfect for losing weight before your wedding or to bounce back into shape post-baby, or if you just want to look and feel your best.

The statistics are staggering. Thirteen million Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes; another 5.2 million don't know that they have it. During the past thirty years the diabetes rate has tripled, and each year about 200,000 people die from complications of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control project that one out of every three children born in the year 2000 will develop the disease. But Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. Find out how you can avoid becoming a statistic.

As a respected physician and pioneer in the field of complementary medicine, Dr. Robert C. Atkins recognized early on that diabetes and obesity are twin epidemics, and that the way to reverse both is to permanently change the way people eat. Yet much of the mainstream medical establishment continues to advocate the treatment of diabetes with insulin and other drugs, while recommending a diet high in carbohydrates including sugar, which raises your blood sugar. What you'll learn from reading Atkins Diabetes Revolution is that rather than correcting your metabolism, such a diet can actually increase your risk of developing diabetes—and heart disease.

The Atkins Blood Sugar Control Program (ABSCP) helps you identify the metabolic signposts that indicate trouble long before the onset of Type 2 diabetes so you can stop it in its tracks. If you already have the disease, the ABSCP offers you and your physician a strategy for weight management and blood-sugar control, while minimizing your exposure to drugs.

Atkins Diabetes Revolution presents a comprehensive lifestyle program, including diet, exercise, and nutrient supplementation. The book also contains meal plans, recipes, a fitness routine, and case studies. This revolutionary book, a fitting tribute to Dr. Atkins, tackles one of the greatest health challenges you and your family may ever face.

Reviews (1)

Atkins Diabetes Revolution

Written by W.P. Foreman on March 4th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I found the book interesting and informative as an overall strategy but the details on how one would would tactically execute the plan were missing. There needed to be more "Step 1 do this", "Step 2 do this", "Step 3, have this test done", "Step 4 if the results in Step 3 are X, then adjust the program as follows" In short it was good but was wanting for details

Author Details

Author Details

Atkins, Robert C.

"Robert C. Atkins (October 17, 1930 ? April 17, 2003) was an American doctor and cardiologist, best known for the Atkins Nutritional Approach, a popular but controversial way of dieting that entails eating low-carbohydrate, high-fat and high-protein foods. As many of the alleged negative side effects are linked to a high protein intake it is worth noting that Atkins is not actually a high-protein diet. Most Atkins dieters actually aim for an intake where fats are the main source of energy and protein provides less than forty percent of the daily calories. In addition, the low carbohydrate intake suppresses hunger, which normally results in a lower total food intake in the longer term.

Atkins graduated from the University of Michigan in 1951 and received a medical degree from Cornell Medical College in 1955, after which he specialized in cardiology. Atkins also advocated the use of vitamins and herbal remedies in place of, or before, pharmaceutical drugs and surgery for healing certain ailments including but not limited to acne, cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and depression.

On April 18, 2002, Atkins suffered cardiac arrest, which he and his doctor said was due to cardiomyopathy, a heart condition not related to diet.

Nearly a year later, on April 8, 2003, Atkins slipped on ice and fell in front of his medical office in New York City and sustained major head injuries that put him in a coma. He never recovered from his injuries and died on April 17. Interestingly, Atkins' medical records stated he was clinically obese at the time of his death, weighing approximately 260 lb (118 kg). However, this was likely due to fluid retention following the failure of his major organs after his fall. Medical records obtained by USA Today show his weight to be 195 lb (88 kg) upon admission to the hospital following his fall on April 8, 2003. Critics of the Atkins diet argue that although this is a valid explanation, his rate of fluid retention was higher than normal.

Jody Gorran, 53, of Delray Beach, Florida, filed a lawsuit against Atkins' estate and his company in May 2004. He claimed that he had followed the Atkins diet for two years, resulting in a needed medical procedure to open his cholesterol-clogged arteries.

Many doctors do not recommend the Atkins Diet. Studies have shown that the doctor-recommended normal food-pyramid way of eating (lots of carbs) is the most healthy over a span of thirty years. The studies that have tested Atkins have only gone for three years."

Vernon, Mary C.

Vernon is board-certified in bariatric and family medicine and practices in Lawrence, Kansas. She is a member of the Atkins Physicians Council.