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The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

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Despite what you might have heard, diabetes is not a lifelong condition.

It does not have to shorten your life span or result in high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, or other life-threatening ailments. In fact, most diabetics can get off medication and become 100 percent healthy in just a few simple steps. In The End of Diabetes, Dr. Joel Fuhrman s
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ebook, 320 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by HarperOne
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
I try to keep personal details out of my reviews--this is, after all, the internet. But I don't know how to review this, how to contribute to the discussion about it and get feedback about it, without getting personal and giving my context and with it the reasons for my deep skepticism and why I won't be trying Fuhrman's program. I was diagnosed with breast cancer about a month ago. I had to have a Pet Scan to make sure it hadn't spread--it hadn't, and my prognosis is excellent. But I couldn't c ...more
Tina
As a recently diagnosed diabetic, I initially picked up this book because I had seen Dr. Fuhrman on several documentaries discussing healthy eating and lifestyle patterns. Much of what he and other nutritionists shared played a huge role in sparking my motivation to change the course of my dietary landscape. I also hate the shots and medications that are part and parcel of this disease and I’m determined to do whatever it takes to get rid of them, so I’m currently neck deep in the “Health Docume ...more
Mark Bruce
The boy reason I am not giving this wonderful, life changing book less than five stars is that the author keeps referring to his "delicious" recipes. I will decide whether they are delicious or not, thank you very much.
Also, there's a tad too much cheer leading in the book for this eating plan.
But aesthetic considerations aside, this is the book you read and follow if you, like me, we're foolish as a young eater and now suffer through diabetes. This guy really does set you straight.
Surprise! The
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Emily
I picked this up to see how the other half lives. I am not diabetic or pre-diabetic, but I do have a family history of diabetes. My current health parameters are all within in acceptable limits on both ends, and I started a low-carb diet to lose weight and eliminate blood sugar spikes, both of which worked. I no longer suffer from what I call reactive hypoglycemia and Dr. Fuhrman calls toxic hunger.

I eat a variation of one of those meat diets (which like this one also limits dairy and alcohol, b
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Haplea
The book is a convincing pleading to improve people health, especially those with already bad blood tests, by eating a light diet based mostly on vegetables and fruit, nuts and beans, less meat, and so the like, in essence stuff with more nutrients and less calories, coupled, if possible, with moderate exercise. The text is unpretentious, medical explanations trimmed to the minimum required for understanding the mechanisms, and a practical behavioral kit how to reduce high blood pressure, choles ...more
Melissa
What I love about Dr. Fuhrman is that he backs up his plan with real medical research. In my opinion his principles are indisputable. In this book, he explains what diabetes is and how it affects the body. It may be too technical or dry for some readers but for the doubtful reader that needs proof of his claims, it's worth reading. Otherwise you can skip through the book to learn the methods of his plan. This book focuses on how diabetics should modify his Eat to Live plan to accommodate the dis ...more
Lori Conner
My husband and I both read this book although he is the only one of us with diabetes. The book is uplifting and gives hope for those who are willing to take serious measures in order to end diabetes. My husband was on insulin, and just like the book said, after a few weeks following the diet he no longer needed to take these shots. He was able to reduce his 42 units gradually but quickly. What we put in our mouth does make a significant difference on our health! I suggest this book to anyone who ...more
Josh
Oct 06, 2014 Josh rated it 5 of 5 stars
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As usual, when I read a book, I take notes. In this case I simply quit taking notes – there is too much information. I decided to put one sticky note on the cover of the whole damn book. I did keep a few of the notes I made in the beginning, but there are so many important details contained inside, that I simply couldn’t keep putting 5 or 6 sticky notes on a single page.

I will quibble with Doctor Furman on two points (I feel bad about it, because this is truly an outstanding book): 1. He says
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Simon
The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman is a book about reversing diabetes for people who have it along with information on how to prevent it for those who don't. Although I myself don't have diabetes, my parents however are a different story. In truth, I was overweight once. Being how I always hovered around the 120-125lb mark all throughout high school, I noticed a slight increase during my college years and an explosive growth after that. At my peak, I was probably around 185-190lb. I finally dec ...more
Debra  Nicholls
As an RN of 28 years, I wish I could put this in the hands of all current and prediabetics, whether type 1 or type 2. I see the complications of diabetes in my work daily and frustrated for them by the outsated and complicated diet info that is given to patients, and very influenced by corporate misinformation to sell product or more drug. This is not a hard or expensive plan to follow-the complications of diabetes is so much harder and expensive!
César R. Luna
Actualmente, en un mundo lleno de información, hay muchos mitos y versiones sobre la misma cosa. Particularmente en el caso de la diabetes, hay tantas dietas, consejos y planes que uno no sabe muy bien por dónde empezar. Sin embargo, creo que este libro es un muy buen punto de partida, pues está muy bien sustentado y te explica muy bien todo lo que sucede alrededor de esta enfermedad.

Básicamente lo que dice este doctor es que una alimentación óptima consiste en una gran cantidad de vegetales ve
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Denise Grinols
Great info and diet to reverse the disease. For anyone who has not had success with other diets or protocols. This is very strict and will be difficult for most people but if you truly want results you must change what you eat. I will use this when counseling my clients.
Smita Krishnaswamy
Amazing book. Literally cured my mom of diabetes, and brought my dad's under very good control. Also her eyesight which was affected by diabetic retinopathy improved.
Lindsey
Extremely helpful and possibly life-saving for me. While all whole foods plant-based diets can be healing, tweaking them to suit your metabolic issues can make a world of difference. Dr. Fuhrman has helped me see what I need to do to deal with my insulin resistance (which is what is making it exceedingly difficult for me to lose weight, which puts me in a vicious food addiction cycle, and which would ultimately lead to full-blown diabetes down the road). I feel much better when I eat primarily w ...more
Nicki Hennessey
Best Diet book ever. I am loosing 1 lb a day, sugars are back to normal, and I feel great.
Monica Willyard
Most of the information in this book pertains to people with type two diabetes. Still, there are some good ideas for people who are type one, like me. I'm not sure what I think about some of the suggestions. Diabetics are supposed to restrict their carb intake, and the diet he proposes is very carbohydrate dense. In some ways, this plan feels as restrictive as the low-carb, high-protein plans I've seen four people with diabetes. There are a lot of testimonials in the book of people who have gott ...more
James
The TL;DR of this book is:

Eat nutritious food with a nutrient/calorie ratio as high as possible. Lots of (dark!) leafy greens like kale and spinach, supplementing with beans and nuts. The recipes I've tried are pretty tasty.

Dr. Fuhrman's advice is solid, and the scientific claims are largely backed up by the references. His "throat hunger" claim is only backed up by his own research, but he's fairly up-front about it.

Overall, this book left me with the impression that Fuhrman has a product to se
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Tiffany


Absolutely nothing new here.
Tonia Peckover
A good book with sound, no-excuses advice on using nutrition to reverse diabetes. My main complaint is that the book is not as user-friendly as it could be. A chapter with a clear, point by point outline of both phases of the diet would make this a much better book. As it is, the diet details are hidden within random paragraphs and sometimes seem contradictory.
Tim
Clearly a five-star work! Dr. Fuhrman's food and exercise plan for dealing with diabetes is the best I have seen. His study is supported with many scholarly journals and medical research. This book could potentially be a life changing read, if not a life saving read, as well. I highly recommend this book.
Chuan Hu
In this book, Dr. Joel Fuhrman explains why his largely vegetable-based dietary program improves blood sugar and reverses diabetes. His program has even cured diabetics that did not respond to medication, as shown by patient testimonials. A must-read for anybody who has diabetes or heart disease or is overweight.
LemontreeLime
This was a complete surprise to me, and I had read one of Fuhrman's earlier books and this still caught me off guard. I am totally with him on the concept of micro nutrients, and that eating healthy will heal you of so many health problems, but this is the first time I've ever heard anyone say going vegan will reverse Diabetes. An interesting concept.
Anthony Mendez
The book "The End of Diabetes", was a valuable read for me, with all its educational tools which will help one who battles with this horrible disease! You'll find it very helpful and informative, with mock dietary menus, along with delicious recipes, I highly recommend this book for anyone battling with this disease! Trust me when I say this, "you'll never regret reading this book!" Does what Dr Fuhrman's book teach really work? The answer is yes, as I started following the doctors dietary regim ...more
Falina
This is more of a review of all of Joel Fuhrman's books, because I find them very similar. I have [I think] read all of them, and I own Eat to Live, Super Immunity, and The End of Diabetes. The End of Diabetes is his latest book and he's made clear progress in his writing since Eat to Live, in which I would describe the writing as "used car salesman-esque." He's still passionate about the diet he's promoting but he's much more sophisticated in his persuasion, and his advice and recipes have gott ...more
Jjrubil
Great Resource for Anyone Recently Diagnosed

Dr. Fuhrman explains the science behind diabetes and how weight loss is related to lowering blood sugar. Plenty of recipes included.
Julie
Slightly repetitive, but excellent information based on solid research that is important for everyone, not just people with diabetes. Looking forward to trying several of the recipes.
Kelli Stephenson
Basically a vegan eating plan, not practical for my 10 year old, but I like the concept of minimalizing the amount of insulin she gets by making healthier food choices.
R.L.
Some of Dr. Furman's information is spot on and good to hear but some of it is too radical. Such as his thoughts on meat, fish, dairy, and eggs.
Lindsey
The Eat to Live Plan

This is a great book and resource as well as reference. I chose 5 stars because it has already helped me lose 17.5 pounds. Just by suggestion alone. It is a very good book and highly recommend it. I bought a hard copy and read it in a matter of days. I have given it to a dear friend who really needs to read it as well as use Dr. Fuhrman's advice. I have also purchased the digital copy as well. I have began reading it for the second time. This time in more detail to really und
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Lisa Tener
I've changed my diet thanks to Joel Fuhrman. I didn't have diabetes, but I was eating more and more sugar and feeling very tired and did not know how to get off the sugar treadmill. I've read lots of books about healthy diet, but there were missing pieces that made it hard to understand the full picture about digestion and metabolism. This book provides those missing pieces and is the first diet book I fully understood. The suggestions work and have made it much easier to stick to this diet and ...more
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“The bottom line is that insulin use creates a vicious cycle that cuts years off a person’s life. Insulin both blocks cholesterol removal and delivers cholesterol to cells in the blood vessel walls, increasing the risk for heart attacks and strokes. Almost 80 percent of all deaths among diabetics are due to hardening of the arteries, particularly coronary artery disease. Many diabetics turn to their physician for guidance, but oftentimes the well-meaning doctor only worsens the problem by prescribing more insulin. The extra insulin does not just cause heart disease, weight gain, and the eventual worsening of the diabetes; as with type 1 diabetes, insulin can increase the risk of cancer as well. Type 2 diabetic patients exposed to insulin or sulfonylureas, which push the pancreas to produce more insulin, have significantly increased incidence of cancer at multiple sites.8” 0 likes
“The bottom line is that insulin use creates a vicious cycle that cuts years off a person’s life. Insulin both blocks cholesterol removal and delivers cholesterol to cells in the blood vessel walls, increasing the risk for heart attacks and strokes. Almost 80 percent of all deaths among diabetics are due to hardening of the arteries, particularly coronary artery disease. Many diabetics turn to their physician for guidance, but oftentimes the well-meaning doctor only worsens the problem by prescribing more insulin. The extra insulin does not just cause heart disease, weight gain, and the eventual worsening of the diabetes; as with type 1 diabetes, insulin can increase the risk of cancer as well. Type 2 diabetic patients exposed to insulin or sulfonylureas, which push the pancreas to produce more insulin, have significantly increased incidence of cancer at multiple sites.” 0 likes
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