frequently asked questions:
TYPE 1 DIABETES MANAGEMENT & DIET
The video lessons are presented by R.D. Dikeman, Ph.D., Roxanne Dikeman, Ph.D. and their son David.
R.D. Dikeman, PhD, is a theoretical physicist and loving husband of Roxanne Dikeman, PhD, a clinical psychologist. Their world was turned upside down when their young son David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After following conventional dietary advice for this condition led to uncontrollable blood sugar, dangerous “hypos,” and many sleepless nights, R.D. discovered the work of Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD, a medical doctor who has used a low-carbohydrate diet to control his own type 1 diabetes for more than fifty years and pioneered some of the most groundbreaking research on low-carbohydrate diets for diabetes in the modern era. Through working closely with Dr. Bernstein and as a founder of the Type One Grit online community, R.D. has helped provide thousands of other individuals and families living with type 1 diabetes with information to reduce the threat of complications and attain the truly normal blood sugars that all type 1 diabetics deserve.
This course will be beneficial for individuals living with type 1 diabetes (including parents of children with T1D) as well as medical professionals who treat them. This course gives a clear and precise example of how one family implements Dr. Bernstein’s low-carb diet and small doses of insulin in that context to generate normal blood sugars. Many non-standard principles are covered, including how to cover protein with intermediate-acting insulin, how to precisely correct low blood sugars, how to navigate complex social environments, and the importance of family support and a cooperative and informed medical team.
Yes. The course not only covers details of how Dr. Bernstein’s protocol works in practice, but also contains much more from modern research on the harm from elevated blood sugars to an example of how strenuous exercise is managed in T1D.
If you’re not able to join the live Zoom sessions due to schedule conflicts or differences in time zones, all live sessions will be recorded and you will receive a link to watch the replay by email the next day. So even if you can’t be there live, you will be able to watch the sessions afterward.
Yes. Simply send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: “T1D Question” and it will either be answered during one of the Zoom sessions, or you will receive an answer via email.
Yes! We know that the “tech” can feel a bit intimidating, but rest assured, it’s very simple. We want our students to have a seamless experience, so if you run into any difficulty, simply send us an email and our tech support team will be happy to assist you.
The course is $167 USD. This is an incredible value for the wealth of information you will receive, not to mention the opportunity to interact LIVE with the Dikeman family during the Zoom video sessions to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about using a very-low-carb diet to achieve and maintain normal blood sugars in type 1 diabetes.
Good news: the pdf resources, video transcripts, and all other written content in your student portal are yours to keep permanently. You can download it and save it, and even print it out if you prefer to have hard copies. The video lessons are not downloadable, but the transcripts of the lessons are, and you can log in to your student portal to watch the videos as many times as you like.